Dr. Rudy Castruita Board Member

Dr. Castruita has been a dynamic force in the field of education for 39 years. He served as the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools for 12 years. Prior to that, he was Superintendent of the Santa Ana Unified School District.

He received his Ed.D., from the University of Southern California in Educational Administration, his Master of Science from Utah State University in School Administration and his Bachelor of Science from Utah State University in Social Science. Dr. Castruita’s accomplishments in school reform have been recognized throughout the educational community, garnering him numerous awards and accolades for his dramatic reform efforts and for raising student achievement in low-wealth school districts. He was named California’s Superintendent of the Year, and he has received the Marcus Foster Award from the California Association of School Administrators, that organization’s highest honor. Because of his success in producing National Blue Ribbon Schools and State Distinguished Schools, Dr. Castruita was asked to be the National Blue Ribbon Schools trainer and evaluator. He was recently named one of 12 “Tech Savvy Superintendents” in the nation by E-School News.

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