ABOUT. DR. JOHN RAJCIC( Ragic like magic)…
DR. RAJCIC’S PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY is anchored in optimism. He believes that education is a prerequisite for an individual’s well-being and the functioning of a Democratic Society. He also believes in collaboration, but in being provocative at times. “If everyone thinks alike,” he states, “someone is not thinking!”
DR. RAJCIC’S EXPERIENCE includes, his employment as the Vice President /General Manager , Kawai America Corporation, a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of pianos and other musical instruments. He was a teacher. He held administrative positions in education, including , Deputy Superintendent of the Irvine Unified School District , Irvine , California. In that same time-frame, he worked part-time as a college lecturer and instructor and writes articles on education and “politics”. He is on the Advisory Board of Ramona Pioneer Historical Society. He believes in individual responsibility, limited government and maximum freedom. Dr. Rajcic does not avoid , repress or deny conflict, but rather sees it as an opportunity. He stated, ” in the final analysis all it takes is a teacher, willing student and supportive home and the great teacher fills in the gaps if any…” & ” Outrageous expectations must be the standard for all students , beware of conformity, conformity leads to mediocrity , mediocrity leads to regression to the mean and therein lies the great abyss”.
Dr. Rajcic earned a Bachelors Degree from the UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, a Masters Degree at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA and his Doctorate was earned at the CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY. He is also a graduate of the Army War College , Carlisle, Pennsylvania and The Army Command and General Staff College , Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
What Others Have To Say…“John has the crucial and enviable combination of proven leadership in the business world and direct knowledge of what makes a school district great…Dr. Rajcic would be a great Board Member”.John Dean, Superintendent, Orange County Department of Education.
“John Rajcic worked hard to establish a very successful company for Kawai in America..”. S. Kawai, Chairman, Kawai Musical Instrument Manufacturing Co.
“…Colonel Rajcic has been outstanding in his mobilization role a Assistant Chief of Staff…he is a highly motivated officer with uncommonly good judgment and is success oriented…he is an achiever and respected professional committed to the highest standards of excellence…”. Robert S. Young, General, Chief of Staff 6th Army
“…John has been away from Irvine for many years but he left a legacy that many people speak of to this day…John is an honest and just individual…” Carmen Perry, President, Irvine Teacher Ass’n .
“Dr. Rajcic served as my Deputy Superintendent …..John revealed himself to be fiscal leader , management authority and an educational statesman … Dr. Rajcic is a man of keen intellect and tenacity and has a unique ability to move, to accomplish in days and weeks projects that would take others months and years to accomplish. Technically John has done it all. There is no area of school administration in which he is not fully experienced and competent. I marvel at what was accomplished during the period of our association….”. Stan Corey, Superintendent,Irvine Unified School District.
“ For the record, my entire Cabinet and I fully agree that you [Rajcic] are one of the most intelligent and most experienced Board Members in recent history. Each of us find ourselves in agreement with you on a great many issues.” Robert Graeff, Superintendent Ramona Unified School District.