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Area 2 Superintendent

Mira Mesa, Morse, University City and Clairemont Clusters 

Steve ElizondoSteve Elizondo has worked with students in San Diego for over 25 years. After graduating from UCSD in 1993, he began working in group homes. After this he lived in Mexico for a year, immersing himself in the culture and language.


Upon his return, Steve began San Diego Unified’s Bilingual Education Credentialing Alternative (BECA) Program, where he took courses to earn his teaching credential, while at the same time serving as a 5th grade biliteracy intern teacher at Chollas Elementary School.


Steve taught at Chollas Elementary for 8 years, and then moved to teach 7th grade Humanities at High Tech Middle Media Arts (HTMMA), in Point Loma. Steve taught Humanities for 6 years, during which time he earned his Master’s Degree in Education. Steve took over as principal of the school in 2011. He served as principal at HTMMA for 5 years. During this time, he had the opportunity to present at a variety of Project-Based Learning (PBL) conferences throughout the country, as well as at the STEAM Conference in Barcelona.

In 2016, Steve rejoined San Diego Unified at Golden Hill K-8, where he served as principal until June 2021, when he began his current position as Area 2 superintendent. 

Steve is passionate about education, and the positive development of ALL students. His CORE Values include educating the whole child (socially/emotionally, physically, and academically), collaboration, and providing students with voice and choice in their education, so as to ensure positive and equitable outcomes for all. A positive culture is the foundation of all successful schools, and Steve believes this can be achieved by getting to know the students, staff, and families, developing a strong social/emotional learning program, and treating everyone with the kindness, love, and respect we all deserve.



4100 Normal Street, Room 2015
San Diego, CA 92103
Office (619) 725-5584
Fax (619) 725-7236 

Steve Elizondo
Area 2 Superintendent


Audrey Stover
Confidential Administrative Assistant
[email protected]