Dr. George Mannon
The Torrance Unified School District Board of Education appointed Dr. George Mannon as superintendent of schools effective September 15, 2005, replacing Dr. Steven Fish who resigned at the end of June.
Dr. Mannon comes to Torrance from the Glendora Unified School District where he served as superintendent since July of 2000. Previously, he was the superintendent of the Tustin Unified School District, Orange County, from 1996 to 2000; and the superintendent of the Carlsbad Unified School District, San Diego County, from 1993 to 1996.
Dr. Mannon has worked in public education since 1973 when he was a social studies teacher at Charleston High School in West Virginia. He went on to serve as a high school assistant principal at Charleston High School and as principal of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School, also in Charleston. He then served as executive director for Kanawha County Schools in West Virginia from 1984 to 1987. From 1987 to 1993, Mannon worked for the Phoenix Union High School District as a high school principal, assistant superintendent for Employee Relations and deputy superintendent.
He received a bachelor's degree in social studies from the University of Tennessee, a master's degree in history from Marshall University in West Virginia, and a doctorate in education administration from Arizona State University.
Dr. Mannon has been involved in community affairs through membership in various education and service organizations. He has been an active member of Rotary International for 23 years and was president of the Tustin Rotary Club from 1999-2000. He is currently a member of the Torrance Del Amo Rotary Club. Dr. Mannon was a member of the Torrance YMCA Board of Managers, and is on the Advisory Board of the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation and on the Board of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce.