Sanger schools leader appointed to state special ed committee

The Fresno BeeApril 1, 2014 

Matthew Navo

PHOTO COURTESY SANGER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

The superintendent for Sanger Unified School District has been named to a state committee on special education.

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Matthew Navo's appointment Tuesday.

Navo, 43, will serve a four-year term as member of the committee, which advises state lawmakers and the state Department of Education on issues related to special education. The position doesn't carry a stipend or salary.

Navo has served as superintendent in Sanger since 2013. Before that, he worked in several administrative roles and as a faculty member at Fresno State. He worked as a special education teacher in Clovis Unified in the 1990s.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6412, hfurfaro@fresnobee.com or @hannahfurfaro on Twitter.

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