James S. Dierke

James S. Dierke

James S. Dierke has been a member of the AFSA Executive Board since 2000 serving as a regional vice president and was elected Executive Vice-President in 2009 and re-elected to a second term in 2012.  He served as President of AFSA Local 3, United Administrators of San Francisco form 2000 to 2012 and was a member of Local 3 for 21 years before retiring.  Jim is now a member of Local 3E, Emeritus Administrators of San Francisco.

Mr. Dierke completed 41 years of service to the students of the San Francisco Unified School District.  He served as the Region 5 President of the Association of California School Administrators for 2009-2010.  He was selected the ACSA Middle School Principal of the Year in 2007 and was selected as the National Association of Secondary School Administrators Met Life 2008 Middle Level Principal of the Year.

Jim Dierke led a team of professional in transforming Visitacion Valley Middle School from a low performing school to a model school in the SFUSD.  In addition to his work with our national union , Mr. Dierke is an active Board Member for the First Tee of San Francisco and the Center for Wellness and Achievement in Education. Additionally, he donates his time to sit as an active member of the Grand Lodge of California Freemason’s Education and College Scholarship Program.  In 2011, Mr. Dierke was asked to sit on State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s Blue Ribbon Panel for California Educational Reform Committee.