Rudy Castruita

Expert on school budgets and facilities, special education and English-language learners

Professor of Clinical Education

Irving R. and Virginia Archer Melbo Chair in Education Administration

USC Rossier School of Education


  • K-12 education
  • school budgets and facilities
  • special education
  • English-language learners
  • educational assessments

Additional Information

  • California Superintendent of the Year
  • Recipient, Marcus Foster Award from the California Association of School Administrators
  • Served as a superintendent for 24 years, most recently for San Diego County
  • Board member, Scholarship America, Educational Research & Development Institute, Harvard University’s Urban Superintendent Program
  • Member, President’s Advisory for Department of Defense Schools


  • Spanish

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