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Superintendent Todd Lile is a Madera native who attended John Adams and Howard Elementary schools and Thomas Jefferson Middle School. At Madera High School, he was involved in athletics and student government for four years. While subsequently attending California State University, Fresno, he served as a special education paraprofessional for more than four years in Madera Unified. He graduated from Fresno State in 1996 with a BA in History. He 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, Superintendent 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.