Dr. Reyes Gauna was selected as the Patterson Joint Unified School District Superintendent in April 2022. Prior to this, Dr. Gauna was the superintendent of the Byron Union School District. He is a seasoned teacher and administrator with over 28 years of experience in education.
Dr. Gauna began his career as a Custodian and Campus Monitor. Through his time working on the school grounds, he took an interest in teaching and through this began his journey to get his teaching credential. After serving in the classroom at various grade levels, he went on to become a School Counselor, Principal, Coordinator, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent of a K-8 district, and is now the current Superintendent for the Patterson Joint Unified School District.
Dr. Gauna holds an Educational Doctorate Degree (Ed.D.) from Concordia University, Irvine in Educational Leadership and Curriculum. He is and continues to be, an active and involved Superintendent who enjoys visiting all of his students and the community. Dr. Gauna currently resides in Lodi California with his wife and 3 children.
To read more about Dr. Gauna's career and life, please click on of the links below:
PATTERSON IRRIGATOR - Meet Dr. Reyes Gauna, PJUSD's new superintendent
UNIVISION - Un inmigrante mexicano comenzo limpiando escuelas y logro convertirse en el superintendente de un distrito escolar
CUI Magazine Fall 2020 - Reyes Gauna: From Orchards to Educational Leadership
ABC7 News - California man goes from school janitor to district Superintendent
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Executive Assistant /Cabinet
PJUSD Newsletter / Superintendent's Messages
August 2022 - Welcome Back Video (Engl / Span)