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John Baggett Nevada City School District Superintendent

John Baggett

John Baggett is in his second year as Superintendent of Nevada City School District where his elementary school roots began. For the previous six years, Mr. Baggett was Superintendent and Principal at Colfax Elementary School District. John also served as Principal and Director of Education in the Grass Valley School District for seven years and in similar positions for ten years before that in Sacramento. John Started his teaching career in 4th and 5th grades at Newcastle Elementary School, and Kindergarten through 8th grades in multimedia and information literacy. John was awarded Teacher Who Makes a Difference by the Placer County Office of Education in 1996 where he was the technology coordinator, basketball and volleyball coach, and athletic director. 


John’s history of building strong relationships among the Board of Trustees, co-workers, and families allows him to implement and improve school programs, culture, and community in all the positions he serves. His work ranges from overseeing large district programs, including securing funding for library, technology, and wellness centers, to improving academic achievement, arts, health, and social-emotional education in urban and rural schools. He was awarded Administrator of the Year, Middle School Principal, Nevada County ACSA in 2012, received the Administrative Leadership Award by the California School Library Association in 2006, and the Hope Award from the Sacramento Hunger Commission for bringing gardens to seven urban schools. 


After attending Nevada City schools from Kindergarten through 8th grade, John graduated from Nevada Union High School and received his Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine. He earned a multiple-subject teaching credential, and a Masters in Education and Administrative credential from National University, Sacramento. John and his immediate family settled back in Nevada County 22 years ago, where John now serves on Rotary and is a board member and education chair at The Center for the Arts. He and his wife have enjoyed raising their two daughters, exploring the beautiful hiking and running trails, as well as the rich musical and arts community here.


To contact Superintendent Baggett you may drop by the office at 800 Hoover Lane, Nevada City, or email him at:  [email protected]

Java with John

"Java with John" 1st Thursday of every month

Please join Mr. John Baggett on the first Thursday of every month at 8:30am at the District Office for "Java with John" .The Nevada City District office is located at 800 Hoover Lane, Nevada City.