Dr. Tod A. Anton
Current Professional Position
Since 1990, Professor of School Administration, Department of Advanced Studies, California State University, Stanislaus (Professor Emeritus, 1996)
- Managing Human, Fiscal and Material Resources
- School Law / School Finance
- Curriculum Development and Supervision of Instruction
- The Principalship / School Management
- Educational Leadership and Personnel Management
- Education in Society
- Evaluating Educational Effectiveness and Implementing Staff Development
Current Areas of Professional Interest
- Developing a Student Centered School District
- Evaluation of Administrative Personnel
- Accreditation, Leverage in School Improvement
- The Superintendent as the District Culture Builder
- How Principals Extend Their Precious Time
- School Board/Superintendent Working Relationship
Current Professional Activities
- Member, Accrediting Commission for School, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 1988-2003
- Scribe, Superintendency Committee, Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), 1992 - present
- Coach, Lincoln High School (Stockton, CA) Cross Country, 1988 - 2003
Additional Service and Honors
- Active member in Association of California School Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Phi Delta Kappa, California Association of Professors of Educational Administration, California Association of School Business Officials, American Association of School Administrators
- Marathon runner, San Joaquin Athletic Association cross country "Coach of the Year," 1989 and 1990
- "Administrator of the Year," ACSA, Region VII, 1980-81
- "Schoolmaster of the Year," 1990
- UOP Phi Delta Kappa "Educator of the Year" 1994
- Robert E. Kelly award from ACSA 1999
- Consultant to several school districts including Ceres, Chatom, Colusa, Jefferson, Lodi, Lincoln, Linden, Los Lunas (NM), Oakdale, San Joaquin County Office of Education and Tracy
- College teaching at CSU, Long Beach, summer 1964, UCLA, summers 1965-66.
Previous Professional Positions
Superintendent, Lincoln Unified School District, Stockton, CA, 1972-1990
Superintendent, Hillsborough City School District, Hillsborough, CA, 1967-1972
Director of Research and Development, Garden Grove Unified, School District, Garden Grove, CA, 1965-1967
Principal, Administrative Assistant, Alamitos School District, Garden Grove, CA, 1958-1965
Principal and Teacher, El Toro School District, El Toro, CA, 1956-1958
Teacher, Santa Ana and Anaheim School Districts, Orange Co., CA, 1953-1956
University of Southern California, BA (Social Science) 1951;
MS (Education Guidance) 1954;
Ed.D. (Education Administration) 1964.
Recent Post-Doctoral Studies
Kettering Foundation /I/D/E/A/ Fellows Program, Claremont / Harvey Mudd Colleges, 1979-95; WASC/CDE, Focus on Learning / Pursuing Excellence / Program Quality Review Training, 1987-98; ACSA / CASBO Academy for School Business Managers, 1991-92.
Significant Leadership Roles
Past president of Association of Low Wealth Schools, Orange County Elementary Administrators Association, Alamitos Administrators Association, San Mateo County Superintendents Association, North Stockton Rotary Club; president-elect of Association of California School Administrators, Region V; chair of ACSA state conference in San Diego 1981; chair of thirty-four WASC accreditation teams, member of nine others; California School Leadership Academy regional board; member of three Program Quality Review teams.
Recent Professional Publications
"(Almost) Everything You'll Ever Need to Know," Leadership, September/October 2005, p. 13.
"Modifying Teacher Tenure to Regain Public Confidence," Thrust for Educational Excellence 25 (February/March 1996): 34-37.
"Where Did the Time Go? 62 Ways to Improve Your Planning," The Education Digest, March 1994, pp. 41-45.
"Where Did the Time Go? 62 Ways to Improve Your Planning," Here's How, National Association of Elementary School Principals, vol. 12, number 3, December 1993.
"School Districts: Abandon Traditional Supervisory Evaluation Practices When Working with Experienced, Successful Teachers," School of Education Journal, California State University, Stanislaus, December 1993, pp. 36-42.
"The Budget Transmittal Letter to the Board of Education: a Powerful Document," Journal of School Business Management, Volume 57, Number 1, March 1992, pp.31-33.
"Field Work, a Collaborative Effort," Thrust for Educational Leadership, Volume 21, Number 5, February/March 1992, pp. 26-28.
"Meaningful Supervision and Evaluation of School Principals," School of Education Journal, California State University, Stanislaus, December 1992, pp. 29-37.
"Curtain Call for Serrano: There Are Still Remaining Inequities in a Day of Equal Opportunity," California School Boards Journal, Volume 50, Number 3, Winter 1992, pp. 18-24.