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Randal Bassett

Randal Bassett is the superintendent of the Fontana Unified School District (FUSD) in Fontana, California. Under his leadership, FUSD has achieved success by establishing student-centered innovation processes that often challenge the norms. Based on the belief that learning can occur at any place, time and virtually any pace, Fontana has embarked upon the first large-scale, purpose-built education cellular network to ensure high-speed Internet of Things (IOT) connectivity for its students. This network will provide a competitive edge to students, going beyond simple connectivity to the laptops provided to every TK-12 student. Under Bassett’s leadership, Fontana Unified established the first two computer science immersion schools in the region, and implemented C-STEM to integrate computer coding into mathematics instruction in a district where over 85% of students have socioeconomic challenges. In 2019, Randall-Pepper Elementary took home the top prize at the World Robotics Olympiad Invitational in Denmark, showing that all students can apply technology skills when given the exposure and the opportunity. Bassett has served in other leadership roles, including as the associate superintendent of business services and the chief technology officer for Fontana. Prior to joining FUSD, Bassett played vital roles in automating business operations in both the university and corporate sectors. He has served on advisory councils at the national, state and regional levels. In 2019, he was recognized for his leadership by both the California Department of Education and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 12.

Randal Bassett
Superintendent of Schools
Fontana Unified School District

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