Glenn Vander Zee serves as the Superintendent for the East Side Union High School District.
Mr. Vander Zee earned his bachelor’s degree at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently serves as Associate Superintendent of Human Resources in the ESUHSD. Mr. Vander Zee has been an educator for more than 25 years. He began his career as a teacher in Puebla, Mexico. He has taught in elementary and middle schools, and he has served as principal at both the middle school and high school levels. He is an innovative leader in education and has been recognized by his peers in education as the National Principal of the Year – California, Middle Grades Principal of the Year, and Administrator of the Year.
Mr. Vander Zee has served as the Principal of James Lick High School, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Associate Superintendent of Educational Services and the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources in the East Side Union High School District. In each of these positions Mr. Vander Zee worked collaboratively with fellow educators to develop clear outcomes, positive relationships and innovations toward improved student outcomes.
Mr. Vander Zee looks forward to working with the amazing team of educators and professionals in the East Side community and to continue the work towards building equitable educational communities and opportunities for our students and families.
He resides in San Jose with his wife and their two children.