Ray “Coach” Curtis is a retired educator who has served the students of five California Counties (Riverside, Modoc, Monterey, San Diego, Tulare) in the different capacities as teacher, coach, Middle School Administrator, High School Administrator, Assistant Superintendent as well as a School Board Trustee in the Banning and Beaumont School Districts.
Coach Curtis graduated from Banning High School in Banning. He earned his AA degree from Mt. San Jacinto Community College. His Bachelor of Arts from Humboldt State University and his Masters Degree from Azusa Pacific University.
After graduating from college, Ray Curtis returned to serve the Banning Unified School District Students as a teacher, coach, Athletic Director, and administrator. Ray Curtis was the Banning High School Varsity Coach for 15 years and the Riverside City College Assistant Coach for two years.
He is very familiar with the school districts in Trustee Area 5 (Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs and San Jacinto)
Ray Curtis was recruited to become a high school principal in Modoc County for a district that had just received 26 major Western Association of School And Colleges recommendations for improvement. After seven years the high school became a California Distinguished High School and also received the first California Partnership Academy Grant.
He then became the Director of Personnel in Tulare County. During that time Ray restructured the Human Resource Division and was noted for his ability to work with various groups on resolving conflicts at the lowest level as well as working with the high risk students at the continuation school become successful.
Ray Curtis was recruited to apply for the Assistant Superintendent position in San Diego County. During his time there he restructured the Human Resource Office and established a proactive recruitment program and interview system that resulted in an 85% retention rate of personnel.
An opportunity arose for Ray to become the Director of Personnel in the Beaumont Unified School District District. During his seven years Ray once again used his skills, knowledge and abilities to restructure the Human Recourse Division to meet the demands for the rapid student growth. He was also a member of the(RIMS) Riverside Inyo Mono San Bernardino County Nationwide Recruitment Team for school districts within those counties.
A career advancement opportunity became available for Ray to serve the students of Monterey County as Personnel Director in a K-6 school district, During that time, Ray provided quality instructors to serve the students of the district.
Ray remains a student advocate and is active in giving back to the local area by serving on the Inland Empire First Tee Board and as a Volunteer for the California Highway Patrol.
Ray ” Coach” Curtis
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