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Christine Lizardi Frazier, Ed.D.
Christine Lizardi Frazier became Kern County Superintendent of Schools in 2009. Her appointment came after working in public education more than 30 years as a teacher, school principal, assistant superintendent and school district superintendent. Dr. Frazier was elected to a new four year term in 2010. She joined the Office of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools in 1996.
As superintendent of schools, she oversees and provides leadership to more than 1,800 employees, whom she believes are truly the “heart and soul” of the organization. One of her most important responsibilities involves providing fiscal and management assistance to 47 school districts in Kern County. Dr. Frazier is a champion of public education, seeing the difference it has made in her own family’s life. She has proudly taught and mentored many educators and administrators, helping them become more effective advocates for children.
A native of Arizona, Dr. Frazier obtained her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, a Masters degree from California State University, Bakersfield and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of the Pacific.
Dr. Frazier believes that all of us play a role in improving the community. Just some of her community service activities include serving as a board member with the Kern Economic Development Corporation, the Workforce Investment Board, the California State University Bakersfield President’s Advisory Council, the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Governing Board, United Way of Kern County and Ready to Start. She also is a member of the Selective Service board, North Bakersfield Rotary and holds leadership posts in several professional organizations. Her favorite activities outside of work include travelling (especially to see her children) and movies.
Dr. Frazier and her husband, John, have three children, a son and two daughters. All three have earned their college degrees.