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About This Page...

Hello GVA Families, Staff and Community,

This page will be the constant in a hopefully, ever-revolving series of updates. You will see below, a little about me, resources related to the 2022/23 Superintendent's Campaign and more. Please feel free to explore.


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A Little About GVA's Superintendent...

  • This begins Tom's 28th year in education, mostly in the Central Valley (Stockton, Sacramento, Manteca). Born and raised in Stockton, Tom attended St. Mary's High School and graduated CSU Sacramento with a B.A. in Government, several teaching credentials and an M.A. in Education/Special Education. He has been a teacher, Vice-Principal, Director, Assistant Superintendent, Associate Superintendent and now Superintendent/CEO.
  • Tom played high school and college tennis, working his way through college as a teaching pro at a number of local tennis clubs. His role as a Stockton Tennis Club Board Member led to his first foray into St. Anthony's School in Manteca (3rd grade).
  • Tom also taught Special Education in Linden USD and spent 10 years as a teacher and site administrator in Manteca Unified.
  • A love for Special Education took him to River Delta USD as a Director of Ed Services & Special Ed. He also served as Director of Special Education in Twin Rivers Unified and Fairfield-Suisun USD.
  • Tom was lucky enough to return to his home community in 2011 as Assistant Superintendent, Special Ed/SELPA in Stockton USD. Over 5 years in SUSD, Tom served in 3 different Asst Supt roles, including Ed. Support Services and Educational Services.
  • Tom spent several years in Natomas Unified as Assistant and Associate Superintendent overseeing special ed, student support & health services and helped NUSD create its own SELPA in 2019, a rare accomplishment.
  • After persisting like many through the Covid era, Tom Anderson was lucky enough to be selected as the new Superintendent/CEO for Great Valley Academy (Modesto/Salida/Homeschool) in July 2022.

Happiness Campaign Resources...

Welcome to learning about and participating in our 2022/23 Superintendent's Happiness Campaign.


Superintendent Communications

Messages, announcements and communications from the GVA Superintendent.