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Superintendent Todd Lile is a Madera native who attended both John Adams and Howard Elementary School and matriculated to Thomas Jefferson Middle School. At Madera High School Mr. Lile was involved in athletics and student government for four years. Upon graduation in 1992, Mr. Lile was admitted to California State University, Fresno where he graduated in 1996 with a BA in History. While attending Fresno State he served as a special education paraprofessional for more than four years in Madera Unified. Mr. Lile served as a teacher for 13 years before earning his MA in educational leadership from the College of New Jersey in 2010.
As an educator for 25 years, Mr. Lile has demonstrated a love of teaching and learning. His educational career began in Clovis Unified where he served for a combined six years between Clovis High, Clovis West, and the Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) where he was an original staff member and psychology teacher. He and his wife Jessica Zapata-Lile, also of Madera, taught overseas in Escuela Americana Honduras for two years and then Dubai American Academy for five years as an International Baccalaureate history teacher. Mr. and Mrs. Lile traveled widely in the both Old and New World together and often with students. After the birth of their first of three sons (Luke, Ian, and Benjamin respectively), Mr. and Mrs. Lile returned to California where he eventually served as a vice principal and principal at Madera South High School. In 2015, Mr. Lile assumed the role of Chief Academic Officer for Secondary in Madera Unified. He is able to speak conversational Spanish and reads as much as possible about a wide variety of subjects ranging from education, psychology, to history and current events.