Jon Yost is the recently retired associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Sanger Unified School District in California. He also teaches advanced leadership as an adjunct faculty member for the Educational Leadership Master’s Program at California State University, Fresno. Jon has worked in public education at the elementary, secondary, and district levels.
Jon has led and fostered the deep implementation of professional learning communities at both the site and district levels. He helped Sanger become one of the highest-performing districts in California’s Central Valley. As an elementary and a secondary principal, his schools averaged over 500% of the required stated academic achievement gains as measured by the state Academic Performance Index.
Under his leadership, Sanger schools won multiple local, state, and national awards including 3 National Blue Ribbon, 15 California Distinguished School, 11 Title I Academic Achievement, and 4 National Schools to Watch. He was the district’s nominee for 2005 Administrator of the Year, and Sanger schools continue to receive visitors from across the state to see firsthand its collaborative culture and implementation of PLCs. Jon has presented to multiple districts throughout the United States, supporting them in their implementation of PLCs by sharing his expertise and practical experiences.
Jon earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno, and a master’s degree from National University.