Dr. david miyashiro, cajon valley union school district
David Miyashiro, Ed.D., is the superintendent of the Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD) in El Cajon, California. Under his leadership, CVUSD has achieved systemwide success with blended and personalized learning, where all teachers and students have 24/7 access to their own district-issued laptop, internet connectivity and a digital ecosystem of robust resources and creativity tools. In 2015, CVUSD was inducted into The League of Innovative Schools, a distinction that ranks Cajon Valley in the top 73 U.S. school districts for innovation and digital learning. In the spirit of TED, CVUSD launched the first districtwide TEDx and TED Ed Club in the U.S. Miyashiro was invited by TED to the first cohort of TED-Ed Innovative Educators, a partnership that has allowed all students in Cajon Valley access to a robust and personalized curriculum designed by the TED-Ed team. CVUSD also partners with Code.org and Code To The Future to bring computer science to all students, and is home to the first K-5 computer science magnet schools in the U.S. Miyashiro was previously the assistant superintendent of educational services for the Encinitas Union School District, and a principal in the Fullerton and East Whittier school districts. He has a doctoral degree from UCLA, a master’s from Grand Canyon University and a bachelor’s from California State University, Long Beach. Miyashiro was appointed by the California State Board of Education to serve as co-chair for the state’s committee tasked with bringing computer science to all K-12 students. He also serves on the California School Boards Association’s (CSBA) President's Advisory Council, and was named 2016 Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 18.