Superintendent - Dr. Terry Metzger

Dr. Terry Metzger brings to Denair 30 years’ experience in education. She has enjoyed a wide variety of experiences in her career, beginning with early childhood and after school programs before teaching in middle and elementary school settings and ultimately serving as a school and district administrator. She earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from CSU, Stanislaus and currently teaches at the university level. 


For the last several years, Dr. Metzger’s primary focus has been professional development, implementation of high quality instruction, and implementation of the new state standards. She also provided oversight for many district programs including services for English Learners, school libraries, art docents, intervention services, and gifted and talented education. Additionally she has provided significant leadership for strategic planning, budget development, and employee relations at the district level.


Dr. Metzger believes that schools must provide students with the skills they need to effectively compete in our global economy. She says, “It is critical for students to apply their learning to solve challenging problems and equally important for them to conduct themselves with integrity as they work with others in college, the workplace, and life. Because students learn in different ways and at different rates, schools should provide a variety of rich opportunities for students to build upon their strengths and connect learning to their lives.”

Terry and her husband, JR, have been married for 30 years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, music, and spending time with her grandchildren.