James Mousalimas is a highly respected and admired educator who is recognized throughout the County and the State for his integrity and his commitment to students, parents, staff and the community. James currently oversees a broad range of educational programs for San Joaquin County including Special Education, Common Core implementation, State Pre-School, three charter schools, Court and Community Schools, Career and Technical Education, Migrant Education and Science Camp. He also serves as the president of the Board of four charter schools.
James Mousalimas is active in the San Joaquin County community, serving on the board of the local non-profit organization, Community Partnership for Families as well as serving on the State of California Executive Steering Committee for CalGRIP (California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention), the State Advisory Committee for Cal-PASS Plus. He also serves as chairperson of the Board of Building Futures Academy-YouthBuild USA Charter School along with being Vice-Chair of Measure S Citizens Oversight Committee.
James Mousalimas has spent his career in education seeking to expand educational opportunities. To that end he has opened two charter schools in the past four years, the one.Charter-Academy of Visual and Performing Arts and the Building Futures Academy-YouthBuild USA. He has also assisted with the opening of two charter schools including the Tracy Learning Center's Discovery School.
Prior to his over five years at the County Office of Education, James Mousalimas spent ten years with the Tracy Unified School District. He began his employment with Tracy Unified in 1998 as a district office administrator, was promoted to Director of Alternative Education, ROP and Charter Schools, and in 2005 was named the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.
James Mousalimas was a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa from 1985 to 1987, taught mathematics in Richmond Unified School District from 1988 to 1990, and was a teacher and principal overseas at American International Schools from 1990 to 1998.
James Mousalimas received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Education in Administration from the College of New Jersey, and an Administrative Services Credential through California State University, Stanislaus.
James Mousalimas lives in Tracy with his wife of 23 years and three children. Two of his children are attending public schools in Tracy; his eldest child graduated from Tracy High and is attending University of California, Davis.