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Mrs. Cindy Wagner joined The O’Farrell Charter Schools as Superintendent in August 2021. In the role of Superintendent, she oversees the operations, organization, and administration of  The O’Farrell Charter School and Ingenuity Charter School. Mrs. Wagner works closely with the Board of Directors to ensure the long-term fiscal health of the organization, a commitment to the mission and vision of the organization, as well as the oversight and governance of The O’Farrell Charter Schools.

With over 20 years of experience in educational administration in San Diego County, before joining the O’Farrell family Mrs. Wagner served as deputy superintendent for the South Bay Union School District, where she spearheaded multiple initiatives designed to increase district efficiency and improve student achievement. Prior to joining the South Bay Union School District in 2014, where she served as assistant superintendent of educational leadership before being promoted to deputy superintendent in 2018, Wagner worked for eight years as assistant superintendent of educational services for the Rancho Santa Fe School District. Her administrative experience also includes serving as principal of  Rancho Santa Fe’s top elementary schools, and assistant principal of two campuses within the Del Mar Union School District. Mrs. Wagner has also served as adjunct faculty in the School of Education at California State University San Marcos and Arizona State University.

Mrs. Wagner describes her role as  “an honor and a privilege to lead an organization firmly committed to ensuring high expectations, building strong relationships, and providing a safe learning environment.”

Wagner holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s in early childhood education from Valdosta State University. She also obtained a second Master’s degree in educational leadership and administrative services from California State University San Marcos.