Dr. Frederic Wentworth

Community Service

Dr. Frederick (Rick) Wentworth received his Bachelor's Degree in 1965 and Master's Degree in 1967 from Chico State. He received his Doctorate in Education from University of the Pacific in 1976.

He was a teacher, counselor, and administrator for Escalon Unified School District 1967-1972. He was a career counselor and school administrator for Manteca Unified School District 1972-1989.

Rick presently serves as San Joaquin County Superintendent of schools, having first been elected in 1991, re-elected in 1994, 1998 and again in 2002. Rick has served on the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association since 1991 in various capacities including President, legislative committee chair, technology committee co-chair, and treasurer. He currently surves on the Board of Directors of the association. Rick served on the State Adult Education Committee from 1988-1990; University of the Pacific Alumni Association Committee 1977-1979.

He has received numerous awards and recognitions: 1997 Superintendent of the year; 2001 Fred Kiesel Memorial Distinguished Service award, and various other awards in the field of Education and Community Service. Rick has served on the Manteca City Council and has been Mayor of Manteca. He is also an active member of the Manteca Rotary Club.

Rick and his wife Judy live in Manteca, they have 2 kids; son Kevin, daughter Kristin, and 3 grandchildren.