List of Superintendents

1852  1856    County Assessor J.W. Myrick, appointed first County Superintendent of Schools
1857 – 1864    H. Gaddis
1865 – 1866    M.A. Woods
1867 – 1870    R.R. Darby
1871 – 1874    G.N. Freeman
1875 – 1878    H.B. Pendegast
1879 – 1885    J.W. Goin, first elected Yolo County Superintendent of Schools
1886 – 1893    George Banks
1894 – 1910    Clara A. March, first woman to be elected in any Yolo County office. Women held the office until 1958. 
1911 – 1925    Harriet Lee, Mother’s Day Founder
1926 – 1933    Rowena M. Norton
1934 – 1957    Eleanor Bandy
1958 – 1972    Martin A. Cabalzar
1973 – 1981    Jack J. Potter
1982 – 1990    John R. Graf
1991 – 1998    Elizabeth Zemmels
1999 – 2014    Jorge O. Ayala, first elected Latino County Superintendent in California
2015                 Jesse Ortiz