Jordan brings a high-level of educational expertise, collaborative working relationships with teachers, staff, and parents across the district, and an in-depth knowledge of the community to his new post.
He is a tireless advocate for student success and served as lead district administrator of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
“I am proud of Jeff’s accomplishments and am confident that he’ll do an outstanding job in leading our Educational Services Division,” said Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor.
Jordan has worked his entire 27-year career in Walnut Valley USD, most recently serving as Administrative Director of Educational Services since 2015.
Prior to that, he was principal at Walnut High School - his alma mater - for six years and principal at South Pointe Middle School for two years.
Under his leadership, Walnut High was named a Top 100 National High School.
He also served in numerous roles at Walnut High School as an instructional dean, grade level coordinator, athletic director, and teacher.
Jordan considers Walnut Valley his home.
“I started in this wonderful district as a 6th grader at Vejar Elementary School 40 years ago. I have been fortunate to work with amazing people who have been kind to my family and me. I am excited about my new opportunity,” he said.
Jordan holds a bachelor of science degree from Cal Poly Pomona, master’s degree in education from Azusa Pacific University, and is currently working toward a doctorate degree in education from University of La Verne.
Additionally, Jordan is an adjunct professor in the master’s degree program at Concordia University.
Jordan succeeds Dr. Matthew Witmer who was named Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources in June. He began his new duties on September 22.
By Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources