Cameron McCune

Dr. McCune has been directly involved in education for over forty years. He started as an instructional aide in Pomona Unified School District in an experimental program for challenging middle school students while finishing his Bachelor’s degree. As a starting principal he continued his innovative pursuits. He began the first year-round school in Stanislaus County and became the principal of a Jr. high where two school-with-in a school programs existed. It was also one of the first schools in the district where every teacher was provided with an Apple computer and regular technology in-service.

Cameron moved to Santa Ana Unified School District as Director of Personnel. He implemented the first automated substitute assignment system in the state. During this time he hired over three hundred and fifty teachers and administrators each year. As Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Staff Development in Walnut Valley Unified School District, he automated the Personnel department and moved to a “paperless” office. As chief negotiator for several districts he incorporated a win-win negotiations approach and initiated a district-wide training program for all staff in this process. His doctoral research focused on schools of choice and Charter schools in particular.

When he became the Superintendent of Fullerton School District, he quickly insured that every teacher had a current computer, software and regular in-service on implementation of technology in the classroom. Under his direction seven schools implemented a one-to-one laptop program for students. One new school opened as a Science/Technology focus school where students in grades two through eight used laptops on a twenty-four hour, seven day a week basis. Kindergarten and first grade students shared laptops on carts and were tutored by upper grade students. This school is recognized as an Apple Distinguished school, California Distinguished School and has quickly become the highest API scoring school in the district at 955 in 2009.

Dr. McCune received numerous awards over the years including Outstanding Young Administrator in Stanislaus County, District Leadership of the Year for High Technology Innovation Award by Project Tomorrow, American Association of School Administrators President’s Technology Award and E-School News Tech Savvy Superintendent Award. As a charter member of ACSA, he keeps current on both educational trends and business best practices.