Elect James Mousalimas for County Superintendent of Schools 2014

  • "Valuing Diversity Award", ACSA, 2011
  • "Management Employee of the Year Award", Tracy Unified School District, 2004-2005
  • Board Member, Community Partnership for Families
  • Member, State of California Executive Steering Committee
  • Board Member, Building Futures Academy Charter School-YouthBuild USA
  • Member, Cal-PASS Plus State Advisory Committee
  • Vice-Chair, Measure S Citizens Oversight Committee
  • Member, Community Corrections Partnership (CCP)
  • Member, California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators
  • Member, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Steering Committee
  • Member, National Association of Charter School Administrators
  • Member, California Charter Schools Association
  • Member, Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
  • Member, Juvenile Court, Community and Alternative Schools Administrators
  • Member, Student Programs and Services Steering Committee (SPSSC)
  • The Best Choice

  • James Mousalimas

  • 28 years


    in education

  • passionate

    About Our Children's

  • community


    making our community a

    better place for children

James has based his career on making decisions that are in the best interests of students. He has conducted himself with honesty and integrity, treating students and adults with respect and dignity. The County Office of Education has fiscal responsibility and oversight for each school district in the County; and we need a person of integrity to ensure that our public funds are allocated and spent appropriately. The County Office of Education serves the neediest children in the County—incarcerated youth, foster youth, homeless youth and severely disabled youth. Honesty and integrity are essential characteristics of an educational leader whose organization serves such an important purpose, characteristics which James Mousalimas has shown throughout his career in education.
James has 28 years of experience in public and private education, serving for 20 of those years as an Assistant Principal, Principal, Director, Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent. He has managed and balanced multi-million dollar budgets, supervised and evaluated hundreds of employees, and overseen curriculum development and implementation. The County Superintendent of Schools is responsible for over 800 employees, a budget of 235 million dollars, as well as being a leading voice in curriculum and instruction. The position requires an individual with extensive budgetary, personnel and curriculum experience. James Mousalimas is just the person to provide that experience as your next County Superintendent of Schools.
James' career in education reflects his commitment to all students. He has supported and expanded Career and Technical Education opportunities, opened two innovative charter schools, and provided educational options for the most at-risk youth in San Joaquin County. He is committed and passionate about providing a quality, effective education for all students; from Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs to Migrant Education, Special Education and Alternative Education. James Mousalimas worked for 10 years with the Tracy Unified School District and is committed to supporting and working collaboratively with school districts to serve all students in the County.

James Mousalimas

for San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools 2014

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.