The elected Riverside County Superintendent of Schools serves as both the chief executive officer of the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) and the Superintendent of Schools for the county’s preschool through 12th grade segment of that system—the 4th largest in California.
The County Superintendent leads the team of extraordinary employees at the RCOE in working with each of the county’s 430,000 students, almost 18,000 classrooms, 450 schools and 23 school districts to help ensure all students receive a high quality education, graduating from high school well prepared for the workplace and for college.
The County Superintendent and staff work to ensure each school district remains in solid financial condition. They advocate at the local, state and national levels for effective public education policy on behalf of the students, families, schools and school districts in the county. And they move forward sound, timely and effective education initiatives at the county level to help ensure all students are well prepared for the future.
Dr. Judy D. White was appointed by the Riverside County Board of Education as the 12th Riverside County Superintendent of Schools on January 11, 2017, to fulfill the remaining term of former Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, Kenneth M. Young. She was sworn in on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, and her term expires in 2018.
Dr. Judy D. White started her K-12 educational career as a classified staff member assisting the principal at San Bernardino High School. She proceeded to earn her teaching credential and taught in multiple settings within the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD). Her public school experience has included roles as a principal, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent within SBCUSD before being selected in 2011 as the superintendent of the Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD). During her six years working with the 3,400 employees and 33,000 students at MVUSD, Dr. White increased graduation rates in Riverside County’s third largest district by 20.5% while leading the district to notable achievements and awards on a county, state, and national level.
Dr. White earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Occidental College, a master’s in education from California State University, San Bernardino, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Azusa Pacific University. She is a resident of Moreno Valley.