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Moreno Valley Unified School District Superintendent Named Equity Warrior

Moreno Valley Unified School District Superintendent Named Equity Warrior

Moreno Valley Unified School District
Anahi Velasco, Director of Communications and Community Engagement | 951-571-7625 

Moreno Valley Unified School District Superintendent Named Equity Warrior

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – The California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) announced Superintendent Dr. Martinrex Kedziora as an Equity Warrior Award at its 2023 Statewide Professional Development Summit, March 15-17, 2023. 

The Summit provides academic strategies and models to address Educational Excellence for African-American and Other Students of Color. 

“We are so proud of what he has accomplished,” said School Board President Susan Smith. “The Equity Warrior Award represents his passion and work championing equity in our district.”

When Dr. Kedziora began his career with the district in 2011, his first task was raising the 65.7 percent graduation rate. In 2022, the graduation rate reached 91.04 percent, more than any other district in Riverside County, exceeding both state and national averages. Further, data shows 58 percent of the graduating seniors were the first in their immediate family to attend college or a university. 

Over the years, he has committed to continuing educational quality. Examples include over 24 Career Pathways throughout the District and the expanding Visual and Performing Arts program, which has over 41 percent of the more than 31,000 student population. He promotes college and career readiness with District-paid college applications and Advanced Placement exam fees. 

“I am honored to receive this award,” said Superintendent Dr. Martinrex Kedziora. “As a district, we will continue to do our part to ensure our students have everything they need to be successful.” 

CAAASA is a 501c3 professional educational organization, comprised primarily of African American educational leaders, whose goal is to create a more diverse workforce in California schools by implementing strategies to address upward mobility in positions of leadership for people of color.

CAAASA has programs and workshops throughout the year, designed to prepare African American educational leaders to advance in their career goals and ultimately become Superintendents of school districts in California). These programs include the African American Leadership Academy, Aspiring and New Superintendent Academy and our Annual Statewide Roundup of educational leaders and supporters, covering a variety of critical issues faced by their members.