In the 2016-2017 school year, Jim Harrell begins his fifth year with the Gateway Unified School District. He moved to California in 2010 where he joined Gateway as the Principal of Central Valley High School and then as Superintendent in 2012.
Previously he worked for the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District in Pocatello, Idaho for 24 years as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and District Director of Student Support Services. A graduate in Secondary Education, Superintendent Harrell also received his Master's of Education with an Educational Administration Emphasis, from Idaho State University.
Superintendent Harrell has a passion for education and children. He and his wife have four children that attend schools in the Gateway Unified School District and Shasta College.