A native of California, Jason Messer is a dedicated and passionate leader committed to ensuring a positive impact is made for each and every student daily. He has served as Superintendent of the Manteca Unified School District since 2008. Prior to being selected as Superintendent, Mr. Messer served as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, the Director of Elementary Instruction, an Elementary Principal, a Dean of Students, and a Teacher. He has worked in the education field for more than twenty-five years.
During these twenty-five years, Mr. Messer has taught at all levels of the educational system from preschool through the university level. Mr. Messer is a supporter of quality educational programs including those which focus on preparing all students for their future. He strongly supports preschool programs, music programs, and vocational programs such as Agriculture and JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) as they provide multiple paths to student success. Manteca Unified serves more than 25,000 students and employs more than 3,000 individuals in south San Joaquin County.
Mr. Messer values the impact the District can have on assisting the current community as well as future generations in building green and sustainable systems, institutions, and programs which improve the quality of life for all involved. Mr. Messer lives in Manteca with his wife Kristen, of twenty-five years and has two adult daughters.