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Jason Vann, Assistant Superintendent of Business

Jason Vann
Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

Jason Vann is the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services at Franklin-McKinley School District. He assumed his role as Assistant Superintendent on January 22, 2018. Jason has worked in public education for 8+ years and a combined total of 22 years of professional accounting and finance experience. Prior to joining the Franklin-McKinley School District team, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Cambrian School District in San Jose for 4 and a half years. He also worked at the Santa Clara County Office of Education for 4 years in various roles including District Business Advisor (performing AB 1200 Fiscal Oversight duties) for several school districts.

Jason began his career in education as a substitute teacher in Ravenswood City School District. As much as Jason loved working with students, he wanted to tie that passion with his love for numbers and thus began his career in school finance. 

Prior to working in education, Jason started in the audit practice of Ernst & Young (“E&Y”) in New York, then as a financial manager in the reporting department of Interpublic Group of Companies (“IPG”), and then back to E&Y in San Jose in their Transaction Advisory Services Group (all prior to entering the world of school business).   During that time period, Jason worked with Fortune 500 companies in various industries, received several promotions, gained managerial experience, and helped lead changes that made financial reporting more efficient while meeting the constantly changing requirements. Jason also had the opportunity to perform agreed-upon financial due diligence procedures that provided financial advice to various clients contemplating possible acquisitions or dispositions of the entire company or their subsidiaries.

Jason earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from State University of New York at Binghamton. Jason has also earned a Certified Public Accountant license from the State of New York. Jason enjoys traveling and relaxing weekends with his family in their San Jose home and surrounding parks.  Jason is also anxiously awaiting a new addition to his family in April of 2018.  Jason truly believes in supporting all staff and all students of educational programs any way he can so students have the critical thinking skill set needed to excel in the ever-changing and extremely diverse global workforce. Through the integration of efficient and effective procedures, talented and creative staff, technology, community support, strategic investments and rigorous instruction, Franklin-McKinley School District is perfectly positioned to deliver on its promise of “Preparing All Children as Global Learners”.


Dr. Limary Trujillo Gutierrez, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

Dr. Limary Trujillo Gutierrez
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

Dr. Limary enjoys spending time with her family (including her two dogs Khaleesi and Shadow), traveling, and learning.  

She assumed the role of Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in July 2024. Prior to joining the FMSD team, she worked as the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services for the Soledad Unified School District (PK-12) where she enhanced parent involvement efforts and created intentional, collaborative spaces amongst classified, certificated, and management staff. Dr. Limary has also worked for the Greenfield Union School District (PK-8) as both a Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Assessment, Accountability, and Special Projects. In these roles, she led staff through district-wide ELD common formative assessments, structured intervention during after school programs, and brought cohesion within various preschool agencies throughout the community. In Greenfield, Dr. Limary was also an elementary teacher and a Teacher on Special Assignment for math (PK-8) where she worked as a teacher mentor, developed intervention programs, and led district-wide professional development for the implementation of the new math framework (2013).  

Limary obtained her bachelor's degree in Chicanx Studies and Education from the University of California, Davis. It was then that she found her calling to lead and teach, and also obtained her Masters in Education soontherafter. Dr. Limary also obtained her doctorate in Educational Leadership for San José State University. Her intentionality of learning and leadership has given her recognition from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 5 Leadership Matters Award (2020-21) and Curriculum and Instruction Administrator of the Year (2022-23). As an authentic collaborator, she believes that creating, reevaluating, celebrating and making connections together will render student academic and socio-emotional success and in turn, will prepare all of FMSD scholars to be the global learners they deserve to be.


Dr. George Kleidon, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Dr. George Kleidon
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Dr. George Kleidon serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for the Franklin-McKinley School District, a role he took on June 1, 2024. Dr. Kleidon has over 22 years of experience in public education. Before joining the Franklin-McKinley School District, he was Director of Human Resources for Alum Rock Union Elementary School District. During his tenure there, he implemented new HR procedures and enhanced the hiring and evaluation processes.

Dr. Kleidon began his career in education as a classified paraprofessional in the San Jose Unified School District. His passion for working with students led him to become a Special Education Teacher in the East Side Union High School District. Over the past decade, he has held various roles at Alum Rock Union Elementary School, including assistant principal, principal, and Director of Human Resources. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University.  He later went on to earn multiple degrees, including a Master of Arts in Education and a Doctorate of Education at San Jose State University, where his research focused on the areas of leadership, equity, and organizational change. His doctoral research examined how school principals receive the necessary support to become effective instructional leaders in Title I schools.

Dr. Kleidon is a first-generation college student passionate about promoting equitable progress, fostering a growth mindset, and the power of education. He is a father to five boys and has been married for over 22 years. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, sports, and spending time with his family. His experiences as a low-income student and the profound impact of a teacher's belief in his potential have shaped his unwavering commitment to the power of education.

He is passionate about providing all students with a high-quality education and closing the opportunity gap. He reflects on his experiences as a student, and the impact of having a teacher believe that he could one day go to college. He strongly believes in the power of community, togetherness, and collaboration with staff, students, parents, and community members. 

Dr. Kleidon is dedicated to fulfilling Franklin-McKinley School District's vision of "Preparing all Children as Global Learners" by focusing on recruiting and retaining exceptional staff. He believes in the power of unity with the goal that "Every Child Can Learn!"