County Superintendent of Schools

Lynn Mackey, County Superintendent of Schools

The County Superintendent of Schools is elected by the voters of Contra Costa County, and is the Chief Executive Officer of the Contra Costa County Office of Education. She administers all County Office of Education programs and facilitates cooperation among schools, colleges, universities, government and community organizations. She is responsible for monitoring and approving all school district budgets. In addition, she serves as an advocate for education with the legislature and the public. She is responsible for all hiring and human resource decisions at the CCCOE.

Biography
Mackey

Lynn Mackey was elected as the Contra Costa County superintendent of schools in the November 2018 election. Prior to the election, Lynn was the CCCOE’s deputy superintendent, where she also directed the agency’s Educational Services department. She is a seasoned teacher and administrator with over twenty years of experience working directly with the county superintendent at the Contra Costa County Office of Education.

Lynn began her career teaching in some of the county’s most challenging classrooms and schools within the county detention facilities. She became the principal of the county’s Court and Community Schools, and in 2012 and 2018 was awarded Administrator of the Year for her work with some of the county’s most vulnerable students.

"I am thrilled and honored to officially assume my new role," said Mackey. "The County Office of Education has continued its great reputation in Contra Costa County and beyond, thanks largely to Karen Sakata’s leadership during the past four years. I am committed to continue to work and advocate for all students in our county, and to assist and support our schools and school districts in preparing students for college, career and life – starting with early childhood education."

Mackey holds a Master's degree from Cal State East Bay in Educational Leadership. A lifelong resident of Contra Costa County, Mackey currently resides in Martinez.

CONTACTS

TITLE NAME (click to email) PHONE
County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey (925) 942-3433
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent Renai Lovely (925) 942-3433
Executive Assistant to the Board and Superintendent Loreen Joseph (925) 942-3380
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