FONTANA, CA – Longtime educator Nicasio “Nick" Salerno has been selected as Fontana Unified’s interim associate superintendent of teaching and learning, bringing 38 years of public education experience to the role.
Salerno was selected by Fontana Unified’s Board of Education during a special meeting on Sept. 30.
“Nick Salerno has a proven history of strong leadership and dedication to student excellence throughout his career in education,” Fontana Unified Superintendent Randal S. Bassett said. “We are thrilled to welcome him to Fontana Unified and see the innovative approach he is sure to bring to our District.”
Salerno has spent much of his education career serving high school students in El Monte, working as a teacher, coach, counselor and mentor teacher before stepping into administration as an assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent.
For the last six years, he has also worked with students at Cal Poly Pomona, serving as coordinator for the Single Subject Credential, Intern Teacher and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential programs, as well as a coordinator for the Office of Outreach, Recruitment and Educational Partnerships. Salerno trains teachers who aspire to become principals through Cal Poly Pomona’s administrative credential program.
In his new role, Salerno will oversee Fontana Unified’s Teaching and Learning Division, which plans, organizes and administers curriculum development and adoption of textbooks and other instructional materials to ensure a comprehensive, articulated curriculum and instructional program.
Salerno will also assist with the integration of professional learning, instructional technology and curriculum implementation.