Doc Ervin took on the role as Superintendent of the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) on July 1, 2016.
Mr. Ervin came to BCSD after having served as Superintendent for the Greenfield Union School District in Monterey County. He brings a wealth of experience to BCSD having served as a classroom teacher, school principal, and assistant superintendent at various school districts across the state. Having served more than 20 years in education, Mr. Ervin has dedicated his career to bringing equity and access to economically disadvantaged students from culturally diverse backgrounds and ensuring that high expectations lead to increasing student achievement for every student, in every classroom, every year.
Prior to Greenfield, Mr. Ervin served as the Assistant Superintendent of the Partnerships for Los Angeles Schools for six years where he established key initiatives that resulted in strong gains for all students, outpacing Los Angeles Unified School District and area districts in overall Academic Performance Index growth as measured by the California Standards Tests.
Mr. Ervin, who is fluent in Spanish, received both his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and his Master of Science in Education Administration from Alliant International University, and his Administrative Credential from California State University, Fullerton. He is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.