Gonzalez receives gubernatorial appointment

Jose Gonzalez, 41, of Atwater has been appointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, according to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office.

Gonzalez has been superintendent of the Planada Elementary School District since 2010. He was superintendent-principal of the Ballico-Cressey Elementary School District from 2006 to 2010 and held multiple positions for the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District from 2003 to 2006, including principal of alternative education, principal of summer school and interim principal, according to a news release.

Gonzalez was an English language science teacher at Livingston High School from 1996 to 2003. He is president of the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators and a member of the School Employers Association of California, the Association of California School Administrators and the Small School Districts Association. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Gonzalez is a Democrat, the release said.