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EUHSD appoints April Moore assistant super

April Moore

Dr. April Moore has joined the Escondido Union High School District leadership team as assistant superintendent, educational services.

The EUHSD Board of Education approved the hiring of Dr. Moore who will begin her position on July 1,  following the retirement of Dr. Karen Rizzi.

According to a statement from the district: “Dr. April Moore’s leadership style is one focused on working collaboratively towards a common goal. Her strong commitment to helping students’ dreams for life after high school become a reality, coupled with her years of teaching and administrative experiences, make her an outstanding choice for the position of assistant superintendent, educational services with the Escondido Union High School District.”

Previously, Dr. Moore worked as the director of educational services in the Corona-Norco Unified School District. She began her educational career as a teacher in the Santa Ana Unified School District. She has also served as coordinator of curriculum and instruction, principal, assistant principal, and adjunct professor at Vanguard University.

Dr. Moore has been directly involved with a variety of programs to support K-12 students including as an InnovateEd College and career readiness consultant, an executive board member for the California Coalition of Early and Middle Colleges, and member of the California Dual Enrollment Advisory Committee.

The new assistant superintendent holds a BA in English from Vanguard University, a MA in Education, Instructional Technology from Chapman University, and an Ed. D. in K-12 Leadership in Urban Settings from University of Southern California. As a continuous learner, April has completed the ACSA C & I Academy and Personnel Academy, Leading Edge Certification for Administrators, Advanced Cognitive Coaching, and John Antonetti’s Engagement Cube, Look2Learning and many more.

Superintendent Steve Boyle told The Times-Advocate: “We are pleased to have Dr. Moore join the EUHSD team. I am confident her leadership and experience will assist us as we work to ensure a quality education for all students while preparing them to be college and career ready.”

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