WIlliam Banning, Partner

William Banning served as Superintendent of the Goleta Union School District from July 2012 through his
retirement in June 2017. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees in the Santa Barbara Unified
School District. He served as an Interim Superintendent (2018-19) and Board consultant (2019-20) in the
Vista Del Mar Union School District and has supported aspiring educational leaders as a coach and
lecturer in the Santa Barbara County Education Office’s Preliminary and Clear Administrative Services
Credentialing programs. He holds master’s degrees in organizational leadership and educational
administration. His 40-year career includes work in Administrative Services and Human Resources in the
Solana Beach School District. He also served as a principal in elementary and secondary schools in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District. His teaching experience includes elementary and junior high school music instruction in Capistrano Unified School District, high school music in the Escondido Union High School District, middle school computer science instruction in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, and Research Statistics at California State University, San Marcos. Mr. Banning has been recognized by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) as the Region 13 recipient of the Leadership Matters Award in 2014 and 2017. He and his wife, Becky, live in Santa Barbara, California. They have three grown children.