The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce named Rob Kessler, superintendent of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District since 1995, as Educator of the Year for his role in cultivating "a superior school district." Kessler has overseen major growth in the district's schools, most notably the Dougherty Valley schools east of San Ramon, plus has helped to pass three tax measures supporting schools.
Under Kessler's leadership and vision, SRVUSD has become one of the best school districts in California, with award winning schools and teachers. The chamber noted that people and families move to San Ramon and surrounding communities to benefit from the strong education system Kessler has established.
The Community Award Winners were announced at the chamber's recent Night of Stars gala.