Marc Johnson, an educator for more than 40 years, is codirector of the Central Valley Education Leadership Institute at California State University, Fresno. Marc taught in a K-8 district for 16 years, served as junior high principal, and later served as superintendent/principal for seven years. He is former superintendent of Sanger Unified School District. Sanger serves 10 900 students, with large populations of minorities, children from poverty and second language learners. Shaping the culture of the district was a 14-year effort, and Marc has worked tirelessly to build and strengthen a culture of collaboration throughout the district. Marc received a bachelor's degree in liberal studies from California State University, Fresno, and a master's degree in education from Fresno Pacific University.