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ESS Consultant

Alan Rasmussen, Ed.D.

Dr. Rasmussen is a consultant with Education Support Services Group (ESS). ESS provides a comprehensive menu of services for governing boards, superintendents, senior management teams, school districts and community colleges. The divisions of service include leadership and governance; executive search services; curriculum and instruction; human resource management; and business and fiscal services.

Dr. Rasmussen has more than 40 years of experience in K-12 education,  including 13 years as a superintendent. In addition to his superintendent experience, Alan has been an Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Educational Services, elementary and middle school principal, and a classroom teacher.

Following undergraduate study at California State University, Northridge,  Dr.  Rasmussen received his Master’s in Teacher Education from the University of Southern California and a Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne.

In 2001, Dr. Rasmussen received the Gold Award from the California Teachers Association for his support of public education. In 2004, the Association of California School Administrators named him as the Superintendent of the Year for Region IX.

Dr. Rasmussen has been involved with numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of School Administrators, the Association of California School Administrators, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and superintendent’s associations in both Southern and Northern California. He was also a member of the Merced Hispanic Network, the Merced College President’s Circle and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Married for more than 40 years, Dr. and Mrs. Rasmussen have two children who are high school teachers in Orange County and three grandchildren.

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