The Governing Board of the Porterville Unified School District announced during its May 24 meeting the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Monreal as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources effective July 1. Monreal will replace Dennis Martinez, who recently retired after serving seven years in that position.
Monreal comes to Porterville following a vast amount of experience at the site and district levels in several districts over the last 18 years. He began his educational career at San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno. His talents were quickly recognized, as moved from teacher to assistant principal in 1993 in the Central Unified School District, to principal in the Caruthers Union Elementary School District. After serving as principal at Gonzales High School, Monreal was selected as superintendent of Wasco Union High School District for the next four years. He then became the superintendent of Selma Unified School District before accepting a position with the California Department of Education as Deputy Superintendent under State Superintendent Jack O’Connell. Most recently, Monreal was the director of the Latino College Preparatory Academy in San Jose.
“Dr. Monreal brings incredible experience to the Porterville Unified School District. His experience and contacts from working with several school districts in several capacities, as well as his contacts with the State Department of Education, will serve PUSD well as we move our district forward,” said PUSD Superintendent John Snavely. “I am proud to have known Tony for many years, and I know he will be a tremendous asset to our students and staff.”
Monreal obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a minor in Spanish from St. John’s Seminary College in Camarillo. He has his Master of Science in Educational Counseling from National University and his Doctorate of Education from Graduate Theological Foundation.