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LTC Stanley Echols » Superintendent


Lieutenant Colonel Stanley Echols is a career educator and military professional with 25 years of experience in education and 27 years in the military. LTC Echols has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science and a Master’s Degree in Education. LTC Echols military career started in Port Security for the United States Coast Guard stationed at MSO San Francisco.  He branch transferred from the United States Coast Guard to the United States Army in 1996. LTC Echols was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1998 and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in May of 2014. LTC Echols command assignments and key deployments include: Company Commander 270th Military Police, Executive Officer 49th Military Police Brigade, Battalion Command 223rd Regional Training Institute, Baghdad Iraq, Balkans and Guantanamo Bay Cuba.


LTC Echols educational career started in 1996 as a classroom teacher in the Sacramento City Unified School District teaching Middle School Science. He moved to Middle School Assistant Principal in 2001 and High School Principal in 2010. LTC Echols moved to the Sacramento City Unified District Office in 2014 as a Director in the Student Hearing and Placement Office.


Mr. Echols is married to Janell Echols and together they have raised five children and two nieces and were recently blessed with a granddaughter.  Mr. Echols is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, an avid fisherman and outdoorsmen. His favorite quotes are “Time on Task” and “You've got to think high to Rise”.