Tim Taylor, Vice Chair

Butte County Superintendent of Schools

Tim was appointed by the Butte County Board of Education, on May 14, 2012 to the position of Butte County Superintendent of Schools. On June 3, 2014, he was elected to the position of Butte County Superintendent of Schools and begins a four year term of office beginning January 5, 2015.

Tim grew up in Saratoga, California and both of his parents, Jim and Pat, were teachers for over 35 years in Santa Clara. He attended Chico State University from 1980-84 and earned an undergraduate degree at Chico State University. Tim went on to obtain a master’s degree in educational leadership and a teaching and education administration credential.  At Chico State University he played basketball for four years and he is currently an inductee of the Chico State Athletic Hall of Fame.

Tim has been in education for over 27 years as a teacher and administrator in a variety of settings including High School, Alternative Education, Juvenile Hall, Preschool and Adult Education.   In 1994 he was selected as the Sacramento Teacher of the Year while teaching in Sacramento Juvenile Hall. As County Superintendent he supports the County Office primary mission: “Where Children Come First”. He believe this starts with parents and children during the first five years by supporting quality programs that provide health, education, parenting and other needed services for children and families.

He is an active member of various associations such as: California County Superintendents Educational Services, California State School Boards, California County Boards of Education, California Schools Public Relations, California Apprenticeship Council and California Small District Association.

He also sits on various committees and boards including: Butte County Community Corrections Partnership, Butte County Public Health Policy Council, California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Council, California Small School Districts Association and Chair of the California K through 12 High Speed Network Advisory Board.

Tim currently lives in Oroville with his wife, Carole. They met in 1981 at Chico State University and have been married 28 years. They have three children Will, 26, Brooke, 23 and Shannon, 21.