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Dr. Gordon Amerson

At the Regular Meeting held on Thursday, June 28, 2018, the Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Gordon Amerson, Ed.D., as the new Superintendent of the Duarte Unified School District (DUSD) effective July 23, 2018. Dr. Amerson began his educational career as a Science teacher at Arroyo Valley High School in San Bernardino Unified School District where he then moved into administration as a Vice-Principal, Principal and Director of Certificated Human Resources. In 2016, Dr. Amerson joined the Capistrano Unified School District as the Associate Superintendent of Human Resource Services. His commitment to coaching and mentoring others is evidenced by his certification as a Gallup Strengths Coach as well as a Franklin Covey “Speed of Trust” trainer.  Prior to entering the field of education, Dr. Amerson played professional baseball for both the San Diego Padres and the New York Yankees organizations.  Along with his wife, Veronica, also a lifelong educator and California State University program director, he has two wonderful children, Donovan and Serena.