The Brea Olinda Unified School District has announced the selection of a new superintendent.
Pending approval by the school board on June 8, Dr. Brad Mason of the Redlands Unified School District will succeed Brea’s longtime chief, Dr. A .J. “Skip” Roland. His start date would be July 1.
Mason, who is currently the assistant superintendent of business services for Redlands Unified, has spent 25 years in education, starting his career as a world history and U.S. history teacher in the Fontana Unified School District. He later worked as a dean of discipline and assistant principal in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District.
During his 18 years in Redlands, Mason has also served as the director of human resources, a middle school principal and a high school assistant principal. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California Baptist University, a master’s degree in educational administration from Azusa Pacific University and a doctorate in educational administration and leadership from Azusa Pacific.
“Brea’s reputation as a high-performing district filled with dedicated staff, wonderful students and supportive families makes my decision to accept the position as the next superintendent very easy,” he said in a news release.