Superintendent, Mat Holton
Mathew Holton serves as the Superintendent of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. In this role, he directs all learning, teaching and operational activities for more than 25,000 students and approximately 2000 staff members. Additionally, Mr. Holton oversees an operating budget of more than $200 million.
Born and raised in Upland, California, Mr. Holton is a graduate of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology at California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Mr. Holton began his teaching career in the Hesperia Unified School District in 1992 where he taught Physical Education and Math. He served as an athletic director, department chair and a varsity soccer and track coach.
In 1995, he earned a Master's Degree in School Counseling from the University of La Verne and became a counselor and later the Dean of Discipline at Alta Loma High School. In 1996, he became an Assistant Principal at Rancho Cucamonga High School and in 2001 he was promoted to Principal. Under Mathew Holton's leadership, Rancho Cucamonga High School was the only high school in the county of San Bernardino to achieve the Distinguished School Award in 2004.
In 2005 he was once again promoted, this time into the District Office as Assistant Superintendent of Personnel. In this role, he became the chief negotiator working with the certificated and classified employees associations. In 2007, he completed the School Business Certification Program at the University of Southern California.
On February 19, 2008, Mr. Holton was appointed by the Board of Trustees as the ninth Superintendent of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District since 1911. His experience and knowledge in administration, personnel and fiscal management have prepared him well for his current position. His commitment to the staff and students of the Chaffey District can be summed up in his belief that "all students will learn - whatever it takes."
Superintendent Holton was appointed to the State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Transition Advisory Committee.
Mathew Holton continues to live in Upland with his wife and three children.