Under the leadership of Superintendent of Schools, Gregory A. Franklin, Ed.D., the Superintendent's Office oversees all District divisions, departments, and operations. For more information, call (714)730-7305.
Dr. Gregory A. Franklin has been serving as superintendent of the Tustin Unified School District since July 1, 2011. Prior to joining TUSD, he served as superintendent of the Los Alamitos Unified School District, assistant superintendent of educational services for the Glendale Unified School District and assistant superintendent of human resources in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. He was also principal of Fullerton Union High School and Bonita High School in the Bonita Unified School District, and assistant principal at Saddleback High School in the Santa Ana Unified School District.
Superintendent Franklin began his career as a social studies teacher and football and track coach at Saddleback High School. He took a year off to teach English as a second language to Japanese professionals in Tokyo, Japan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in education from Chapman University and his doctorate in educational leadership from USC. He has served as an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton; California State University, Northridge; Chapman University; and the University of Southern California.
Among his accomplishments, Dr. Franklin was named California and Orange County Superintendent of the Year for 2014, received Golden Bell Awards by the California School Boards Association for various curriculum programs, and the Junior Achievement of Southern California’s Teacher of the Year Award for his work with students and applied economics courses. Dr. Franklin is Chair of the USC Rossier School of Education Dean’s Superintendent Advisory Group (DSAG) and was recently inducted into the DSAG Hall of Fame for his leadership and professional contributions. In addition, Dr. Franklin is president of the Southern California Superintendents group, and chair of the WASC Accrediting Commission for Schools. Locally he is a member of the Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club.
Dr. Franklin is passionate about preparing all students to thrive now and in the future through the integration of technology, real-world applications, and rigorous instruction.