Tom Armelino is the Executive Director of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE). He has served as a leader at the national level as the former Executive Director of the National Association of Schools (NASS) with over 14,000 members in all 50 states throughout the United States.

Prior to this appointment, Armelino served three unopposed four-year terms as the Shasta County Superintendent of Schools, and as a school district superintendent in two school districts. He has also served as an assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, school site administrator, classroom teacher and as an adjunct professor at numerous universities and colleges.

During his nine years in district leadership positions and as superintendent, his schools received multiple California Distinguished School and Title 1 High Achieving School awards.

Armelino has also served in leadership positions at the state level as a member of California Governor Jerry Brown’s “Kitchen Cabinet,” Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) State President (2015-16), and chair of the state-appointed Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) committee. In addition, as superintendent, Armelino served as a Region 2 chair and as a state board member for the California County Superintendent Educational Services Association (CCSEA).

Armelino has received numerous awards including the CCSESA Champions Award, Shasta County Excellence in Public Health Award, Shasta County Community Builder Award, Shasta County Asset Champion, CTA Local Chapter Administrator of the Year Award, RWJF Community Coalition Leader Award, ACSA Shasta Charter Award for Central Office Administrator of the Year, ACSA Shasta Charter Superintendent of the Year Award, ACSA Region 1 Central Office Administrator of the Year Award, and Region 1 Superintendent of the Year Award.