Lemoore principal in the running for Kings County Superintendent of Schools

Candidate for Superintendent of Kings County Schools Rodney Brumit
Candidate for Superintendent of Kings County Schools Rodney Brumit

As a service to our readers, we’ve asked various candidates for a variety of county-wide offices to respond to a set of what we believe are relevant questions. We believe it is the public’s right to know the backgrounds and thoughts of those who intend to serve the citizens of Kings County and Lemoore.

Your full name and age and marital status, children?

Rodney Brumit, 50, married and have children

Where are you from originally? Schools attended, including high school, college, post-graduate, etc. Educational certificates?

I moved to Hanford before my freshmen year of High School because my father got a job at Hanford High School. I graduated from Hanford High School.  Kings County has been my home for the 36 years. 

Bachelor of Arts, History, California State University, Fresno, CA

Single/Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, National University, Fresno, CA

Master of Arts Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Chapman University, Fresno, CA

Administrative Services Credential I, Chapman University, Fresno, CA

Administrative Services Credential II, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA

ACSA Principals Academy

ACSA Superintendents Academy  

I am a second-generation educator with 25 years of experience the last ten years leading the largest high school in Kings County.  I graduated from Hanford High School where my father was a teacher.  I graduated from Fresno State and in addition to my master’s in education and credentials have completed both the Principals and Superintendents Academies.  I have been a district SARB director and Special Education Administrator.   I have planned and implemented a 20-million-dollar budget that includes coordinating both State and Federal funding programs.  I currently lead 200 employees and almost 2000 students.  

Your career, including your jobs in education? How long were you in the classroom and where? Your administrative jobs, other certifications?


2008-Present Principal, Lemoore Union High School District, Lemoore CA

2003-2008  Assistant Principal, Lemoore Union High School District, Lemoore, CA

2001-2003  District SARB Director, Coalinga Huron Unified School District Grades K-12

1999-2003  Assistant Principal, Coalinga High School Grades 9-12, Coalinga, CA

1998-1999  Dean of Students, Coalinga High School Grades 9-12, Coalinga, CA


Successfully directed over 2,000 students and staff at a 9-12 grade high school

Planned, implemented, and balanced a 20-million-dollar budget

Created and executed comprehensive staff development plan that increased Instructional capacity in staff

Developed the school-wide Title 1 plan for federal funding that increased student access to technology and reduced class sizes

Awarded the second National Math and Science Initiative Grant on the West Coast worth $350K to enhance curriculum and learning resources

Oversaw the execution and adherence of Common Core Standards

Successfully negotiated contracts for both the certificated and classified bargaining units. 

Implemented a comprehensive and current safety plan

Effectively managed personnel issues for 200+ employees

Special Education Administrator

Coordinated and championed the LHS anti-gang program

Formally Trained in Organizational Leadership by the Flippen Group 

Successfully operated Attendance Review Board for 4,000 students     

Why are you running for the Kings County Superintendent of Education?

I want to improve social and emotional health programs in our schools and increase law enforcement supports on campuses.  Additionally, I want to increase access to high quality and technologically advanced Vocational Education Programs and increase expertise and training for all staff to ensure they have the skills necessary to educate our students, so they are prepared to be successful after graduation.  

Achievements? Awards or honors?

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Kings Charter President

ACSA Principals Academy

ACSA Superintendents Academy

California Technology Assistance Project, Region 8 Representative

California School Leadership Academy

ACSA Kings County, Secondary Principal of the Year 2016

California FFA Lemoore High School, Administrator of the Year 2014

California FFA Section, Administrator of the Year 2011

The most important ideas, concerns, innovations in education facing schools today?

The largest issues for education is access to innovative Vocational education, School Safety and training for staff.  As superintendent of Schools, I would increase social and emotional support to schools, train the teachers and staff to identify social and emotional health issues and provide the appropriate staff and support to get students the help they need.  I would help coordinate vocational education resources within the county to ensure students had access to the best training based on the needs of the industries in our county. 

What would you do to improve the ability of the Kings County Office of Education to help local schools?

I plan to coordinate resources, create social and emotional curriculum and help districts meet state requirements to ensure all districts have the means necessary to serve all students.

 If elected I plan to build capacity in educators, administrators and support staff to ensure students receive quality instruction. 

As the superintendent, I would build capacity in employees using a comprehensive and collaborative professional development plan created with partnership with the districts.  I will improve communication by being accessible, visible and available to all educators in our county.  I will build an avenue using social media to give everyone the ability to communicate directly with the county office of education leadership. 

Final thoughts? Is there anything you want to say that hasn’t been asked?

I have served my community for the past 25 years and would be honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve as your County Superintendent.

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