Director of Secondary Education, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

William Nelson has over 22 years of experience in education as a teacher, school site, and District administrator. He is currently serving as the Director of Secondary Education in Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD). As a Director, he provides support, guidance, and direction to the Middle School and High School Learning Models of International Bachelorette, Linked Learning, and Project Based Learning. Previous experiences include being a Middle School History teacher for seven years, Assistant Principal for three years, and Comprehensive High School Principal for ten years. His focus and passion throughout his career are to ensure that all students are prepared for college and career, ensuring that they are competitive, can grow, and adapt to the 21st century workplace. William earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Pacific, Master of Arts in Educational with a Cross-Cultural focus from National University, and Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University of Irvine with his Dissertation focus on college and career readiness. He and his wife Christina (who is also an educator) have been together for 27 years, and they have three sons, Isaiah, Elijah, and Isaac.