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Dr. Jezelle Fullwood Poised to be Named Superintendent of Eastside Union School District

January 23, 2024


Dr. Jezelle Fullwood Poised to be Named Superintendent of Eastside Union School District

Dr. Jezelle Fullwood emerged as the top candidate for Superintendent of the Eastside Union School District after a recruitment, selection, and screening process led by District trustees. Dr. Fullwood will be formally appointed on February 7, 2024, pending successful contract negotiations which are currently in progress.

Dr. Fullwood is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in the Sulphur Springs Union School District, where she has worked in significant roles, including oversight of District curriculum, instruction, and categorical programs. She has a proven track record of success as a classroom teacher, principal, educational specialist, district-level official, and adjunct professor.

“Throughout her educational career, Dr. Fullwood has demonstrated excellence, embodying an outstanding leadership style that aligns with our District’s mission, vision, and values. Her professional references consistently described her as an empathetic and student-centered leader who cultivates support with colleagues, parents, and community members,” said Joe Pincetich, president of the Eastside Union School Board.

Dr. Fullwood has a doctorate in organizational leadership from Brandman University, a master’s degree in education counseling from CSU Dominguez Hills, and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Pepperdine University. Coursework to earn an Administrative Services Credential and Clear Multiple Subject Credential/CLAD round out her educational preparation.

“I am incredibly honored to be selected as the new Superintendent in the Eastside Union School District. I look forward to meeting our students, families, and dedicated staff and to partnering with the Board of Education in service of each and every learner.”

Dr. Fullwood is involved with several professional organizations, including the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and the California School Boards Association (CSBA). She is involved in supporting foster youth and ensuring that students have access to instructional programs in school and at home. Dr. Fullwood is also a sought-after guest speaker and consultant, offering her expertise in various educational forums and settings.

On a personal note, Dr. Fullwood is a California native and has called the Antelope Valley Community her home for nearly twenty years. She enjoys spending her time with her family and friends and is known as the family social planner. She is an avid travel buff, studying people and cultures around the world.

The Eastside Union School Board would like to thank those who contributed to a leadership profile for its Superintendency, and to the candidates who shared their visions for the District during interviews.

Dr. Fullwood is planning to begin her new assignment on or before March 1, 2024. Assistant Superintendent Donna Smith will continue to serve as interim superintendent until Dr. Fullwood begins her new role.