Cheryl Anderson

Cheryl Anderson


Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Riverside USD


“I am grateful and honored to receive this award, and my heart is full of appreciation to God, my wonderful husband (Barry), my parents, as well as my family and friends – your love, support, and prayers throughout the years have always been an encouragement to me. To my RUSD family, especially Dr. Hansen, the confidential support staff (including those off-site), the Board of Education, and Cabinet members – we have an amazing team, and it is a joy to work alongside not just my co-workers, but my friends. At Riverside Unified, all staff have a part in the learning and well-being of every student, every employee, every day! I appreciate the work of every member of our district. Together, we inspire students and I am proud to be a member of the RUSD team.”


All types of urgent phone calls, email, and meeting requests land on the desk of Cheryl Anderson throughout a typical workday in the office of the superintendent. The requests come from board members, parents, vendors, employees, community members, and just about anybody else looking to connect with the district. Between the routing and replying of each and every request, Ms. Anderson receives a wide variety of assignments whose deadlines are often as sensitive as the confidential material contained therein. When it comes to supporting the superintendent, she is focused on freeing his time up to the best of her abilities so he can focus on the coordination of student achievement. Colleagues appreciate “her quiet leadership, grace, and impeccable professionalism” and “her capacity to care about the work and the impact it has on others.” She is an active member in her church where she helps give away food to the needy at community events, and is involved as a mentor to local high school students.