Britta Maryellen Skavdahl

Father: Terry Skavdahl (1935-1997)

Mother: Margie Martin (1935-)

Born 27 August 1957, at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

Spouse: Michael Zwald (19 November 1947-)

Married 4 August 1984, at Knights Ferry, California.


  1. M Jack Oscar Skavdahl Zwald (1989-)

Britta received her bachelor's degree in history from California State University, Fullerton; her teaching credentials at California State University, Fresno, her master's degree in education and school counseling at California State University, Stanislaus, and her Ed. D. degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne, La Verne, California.

She was superintendent of the Curtis Creek Elementary School District in Oakdale, California. Prior to that, she had been a learning director, a teacher of world history, science, and art, and principal in the district.

In the summer of 2009, she accepted the position of superintendant of the Pleasant Ridge Union School District in Grass Valley, California.

In 2013, she accepted the position of superintendant of the Stanislaus Union School District in Modesto, California.

She was designated the Superintendent of the year by the Association of California School Administrators in 2017.

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Modified 09-Feb-2017