Susan Salcido

Board Member

Susan Salcido serves as the deputy superintendent for the County Education Office. In this capacity, she oversees all divisions and operations within the organization and provides leadership and support to districts throughout the county.

In April 2017, the Santa Barbara County Board of Education voted unanimously to name Susan Salcido the Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, succeeding longtime Superintendent Bill Cirone upon his retirement.

Susan has served in several roles at the County Education Office since 2006 as director of Secondary Support. Following that assignment, she was appointed assistant superintendent of Instructional Services, after which she was named deputy superintendent. 

As a former principal and high school English teacher, Susan has spent her career as an educator dedicated to supporting student success, while also actively promoting educational and administrative professional learning. 

Susan received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCSB, and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Change and Leadership at the University of Southern California. In March 2016 she was appointed to the California Practitioners Advisory Group by the California Department of Education. She is also chapter board member of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), and was recognized by the ACSA region as Administrator of the Year in 2017.