Jim Yovino, of Fresno, was appointed to the Partnership Board in July 2017. Yovino has been superintendent of schools at the Fresno County Office of Education since 2013, where he was a deputy superintendent of schools from 2006 to 2013. He held multiple positions at the Central Unified School District from 2000 to 2006, including assistant superintendent of human resources and director of personnel and secondary education. Yovino served as principal at Houghton-Kearney Elementary School from 1996 to 1998 and as an administrator at Washington Intermediate School from 1996 to 1998, where he was a teacher on special assignment from 1995 to 1996 and a physical education instructor from 1991 to 1995.
He is a member of the Cradle to Career Board, Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame Board, Fresno Kremen Noted Alumni, Fresno State Health and Human Services Dean’s Council of Ambassadors, Halo Café Pet Food Pantry, Bonner Center for Character Education and Citizenship, Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, Fresno Rotary, Fresno Chamber of Commerce, El Concilio, Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Maddy Institute, Fresno State President’s Commission on Teacher Education, Central Valley Promise, the Foundation for the Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno Area Compact and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association.