Behind the Scenes: Meet the Sonora Elementary School District Superintendent & Staff

Cheryl Griffiths has worked in the public K-8 educational system for the last 26 years. The first ten years as a teacher and the last sixteen as an administrator. She was a superintendent/principal for eight years. In addition to her administrative and teaching credentials, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

As an educator, she has always kept the focus on academics and student achievement while maintaining test scores above the state average. During her tenure as an administrator, she worked to increase staff development and collaboration, maintain fiscal solvency, improve facilities, increase technology for both students and staff, and increase student and staff safety while winning a safety award from CRSIG (Central Region School Insurance Group), was a SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) Board member from 2011 to 2015, and successfully implemented Common Core standards and SBAC testing.

Mrs. Griffiths is a native Californian. She was born in the Bay Area. However, she has lived in Tuolumne County for the last 40 years. She attended SES for her 7th grade year back in 1982, and both of her children attended Sonora Elementary from grades K through 8. She currently lives in Jamestown with her husband, Kirt, a seventh-generation Tuolumne County man. They have two grown children, Amanda and Colton, and three grandchildren, Adelynn, Matthew, and Adam.

Mrs. Griffiths is proud to be a part of the Bobcat team.