Humboldt County Appoints New Superintendent

Last week, the Humboldt County Board of Education appointed Chris Hartley to serve the remainder of Dr. Garry T. Eagles’ term as Superintendent of Schools, until January 2019.

Previously, Hartley served as Superintendent of Northern Humboldt Union High School District since 2013.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science and a single subject teaching credential from Humboldt State University. He received his Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of Laverne.

His educational career includes a teaching roles at Templeton High School, Zoe Barnum High School, Arcata High School, and Six River Charter High School. Additionally, he’s served as Dean of Students, Co-Athletic Director, and Assistant Principal.

In 2000, he took on the role as Principal at McKinleyville High School, a position he held for 4 years. After that he founded Six Rivers Charter High School where he was part of building a team and designing a program from the ground up that met a need for students. He has also served as the Director of Independent Study and Executive Director of the Northern Humboldt Union High School District.

Hartley will be sworn into office in late March and will be part of the statewide primary election in June 2018.