The San Joaquin County Office of Education dedicated the Education Service Center to former County Superintendent of Schools Fredrick A. Wentworth in a special ceremony Wednesday. The dedication is in recognition of his significant contributions to public education and the San Joaquin County Office of Education.
"In the nearly 20 years he served as superintendent, this is one of many buildings and programs he established for SJCOE and educational services," Superintendent Mick Founts said in a press release.
"He displayed the ideal qualities needed for our public school system including hard work and sacrifice, the desire to excel, dedication through community involvement, and serving as an academic role model.
Wentworth's educational career spans a total of 43 years and includes serving students as a teacher, coach, counselor and school administrator in Escalon and Manteca Unified School District.
Wentworth also served as president of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, and as a long-standing member of the Association for California School Administrators.