Jeremy Decker is a Sonoma County native and a graduate of Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa. He was a serious basketball player in high school and college and got his degree in biology and teaching credential from Sonoma State University.
Jeremy served as a middle school and high school science teacher and an athletic director in Petaluma before earning his master’s degree in education leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Mr. Decker served as an instructional coach and curriculum coordinator, and an assistant principal in the Higley School District in Gilbert, Arizona, before returning to Sonoma County to take the job as vice principal and then principal at Washington Middle School in Cloverdale in 2013. In 2014 he had just made the leap to assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction when he was tapped to step in as acting superintendent for the departing Steve Jorgensen. He was then awarded the top spot permanently and had a successful run of six years as Superintendent of Cloverdale Schools before being recruited to come to Windsor Unified.
Mr. Decker was quoted in the Windsor Times after being selected to become Superintendent of Windsor Unified in March 2020, “I’m not the type of superintendent who goes job hunting,” he said. “I want to be in a place I feel fits my skillset, and I know Windsor, similarly to Cloverdale, really values the building of relationships (and) that, I feel, is a strength of mine.”
He also reiterated that he’s been interested in working in Windsor for some time. “Windsor really made sense,” he said. “I also think that their high school and their cores program and their valuing of CTE really fits my beliefs and it just seemed like a really good fit. I’ve watched Windsor from afar for many years and I’ve always admired the people and the district.”
Mr. Decker welcomes communication from the community and can be reached at 707-837-7700, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.