Richard J. Fischer, Partner

Rich served as Superintendent of Schools for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District from 1997-2006. He also served as superintendent of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District and the Harmony Union School District. 

Rich served a total of 19 years as a Superintendent of Schools, and more than 40 years in California public education as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, and teacher.

Rich was recognized as the ACSA Region II Superintendent of the Year and Administrator of the Year.  He is the recipient of the Robert F. Alioto State  Instructional Leadership Award from the California School Leadership Academy, and the Regional Instructional Leadership Award. He is a member and former officer of Rotary International and has served as a board member or chair of many local organizations, including the South Lake Tahoe, Los Altos, and Mountain View Chambers of Commerce; Silicon Valley Essential Charter High School Board; Foothill College Advisory Council; Sierra Regional Partnership; Tahoe Prevention Network; and Sierra Recovery Center.

Rich currently serves as Director of the Executive Leadership Center and is also a member of the El Dorado County Board of Education.

Rich has been Director for the ACSA Superintendent’s Academy and presenter and trainer for California Association of School Business Officials; California Foundation for Improvement of Employer-Employee Relations (CFIER); California State Superintendent’s Symposium; El Dorado County Instructional Leaders, Series on Effective Leadership Techniques; Leadership Mountain View; and California School Leadership Academy.

Rich received his Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Northridge and his Master’s Degree from California State University, Sacramento.

Rich and his wife Sheri live in South Lake Tahoe and have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.