Oct 4, 2023
David Miyashiro is the Superintendent of Cajon Valley Union School District. The district consists of more than 17,000 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Under David’s leadership, The White House recognized Cajon Valley School District as one of the “Top 35 District Leaders in Personalized Learning.” As a self-described educator and public servant, David and his team identify opportunities and adapt them for schools in partnership with people across the region. He works to build the buy-in of students, teachers, parents, boards, and the community by engaging them in the process and integrating their feedback to drive success.
In the early 2000s, David noticed his students were testing well but not achieving their life outcomes. Inspired by Sir Ken Robinson and his Ted Talk “Do schools kill creativity? David and his colleagues began to shift their approach from test scores as a measure of accountability to personalized education through technology, innovation, and career development through the World of Work.
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