New San Diego COE Superintendent Named

The San Diego County Board of Education has selected Paul Gothold to be the next chief of schools.

Gothold is currently the Superintendent at Lynwood Unified Superintendent, but after the unanimous May 10 vote, he will begin his new role on June 1.

He joined Lynwood Unified as chief academic officer in 2011 before being named superintendent in 2013. Lynwood Unified currently enrolls nearly 15,000 students. Gothold will now oversee more than 500,000 students in 42 school districts.

“I am honored and thankful for the San Diego County Board of Education's faith in me to serve the schools, educators, and students of San Diego County," Gothold said. "I am eager to begin working with our school district partners and with our employees to continue the county's positive efforts to achieve educational success for all."

The Lynwood Unified School District Board of Education will announce the District’s plans moving forward at its May 23 meeting.