Welcome to the Superintendent’s Pages!

It is my pleasure to serve as the Superintendent of the Rio School District. Rio is making great strides towards becoming a world class learning organization that achieves world class student achievement results. Each of our eight schools are working together to help students improve their literacy skills while developing their 21st century learning
practices; communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and caring. It is amazing to visit our schools and observe the great work staff and students are doing to transform learning for all involved.

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Rio offers 1 to 1 computing providing every child with a mobile computing device that they can use throughout the day to be connected to the vast information and tools on the Internet as well as personalized learning tools they can use to develop their literacy skills.

Transforming an organization takes time and commitment, however, I am impressed with the progress made in the last four years as our our staff and students collaborate to achieve. Of course, we are challenged to continue this work and begin to demonstrate tangible and documented results. Partnerships with our staff, families, and the community are key to the work accomplished to date, and have the potential to be a model for what the greater Oxnard plains community can do when focused on high expectations and world class goals.

The Superintendent’s Office is a great team. Ms. Sonia Cervantez and Mr. Kayden Orozco support a great variety of activities that contribute to the work of leading the Rio District.

The Rio School District is truly engaged in great things. Students, educators and families are taking on the challenge of becoming a 21st Century Learning Organization and this makes it an exciting place to learn and work.

John D. Puglisi, Ph.D.

Phone: 805-485-3111
Email: John Puglisi

Superintendent’s Office Staff

Sonia Cervantez, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

(805) 485-3111 ext. 2102; scervantez@rioschools.org

Sonia Cervantez

Sonia Cervantez

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Kayden Orozco, Administrative Assistant

(805) 485-3111 ext. 2103; korozco@rioschools.org

Kayden Orozco

Kayden Orozco

Administrative Assistant

Superintendent Blog

Superintendent Resources

What does leadership of 21st century educational organizations require?

For more than a decade it’s been my pleasure and education to teach as adjunct professor in educational leadership programs for two local universities. Recently, I just completed a school law class for both K-12 and Higher Education Masters students. They were an outstanding group of folks and brought diverse thinking and perspectives to the […]

Who are Classified Employees?

Who are Classified Employees? Classified employees in the Rio School District are represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA). Along with confidential employees, they perform a wide range of essential work, including: security, food services, office and clerical work, school maintenance and operations, transportation, academic assistance and paraeducator services, library and media assistance, computer […]

Just 18 days left

Just 18 days left There are just eighteen days remaining of the Rio School District 2016-17 school year. The more than 5000 students who attend our eight schools are surely thinking about the year’s closure. They are surely thinking about their classroom cultures coming to an end. They are surely thinking about their relationships with […]

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