About Dr. David Miyashiro
Dr. David Miyashiro currently serves as Superintendent of the Cajon Valley Union School District. David was named 2016 Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators Region 18. With David's leadership, Cajon Valley has undergone a seamless transition to the digital age. https://youtu.be/_oAoTdQ80XI Cajon Valley has achieved system-wide 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. https://youtu.be/uOH3QgibHVc
In 2015, The Cajon Valley Union School District was inducted by Digital Promise into The League of Innovative Schools, a bipartisan nonprofit, authorized by Congress in 2008 as the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies through Section 802 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, signed into law by President George W. Bush. This distinction ranks Cajon Valley in the top 73 US school districts for innovation and digital learning. https://youtu.be/STqrFOy1DWk David believes the role and impact of public educators go far beyond the classroom walls. "In order to keep pace with the rapidly changing world, our systems of public education both in California and the United States must be in a constant state of evolution.”
In the spirit of TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) and “Ideas Worth Spreading”, the Cajon Valley Union School District launched the first district-wide TEDx and TED Ed Club in the United States. David was invited by the TED organization to the first cohort of TIES (TED Innovate Educators) This partnership has allowed all students in Cajon Valley access to a robust and personalized curriculum designed by the TED ED team that empowers kids to learn how to give TED-like talks. https://youtu.be/-5szbGx6Hsg Cajon Valley brings the entire community together at its’ annual TEDxKids@ElCajon https://youtu.be/-bWW8W0nI6s to celebrate children and “Ideas Worth Spreading” that may in some way, shape, or form...improve the human condition. One of the most prolific ideas Cajon Valley has brought to fruition is the district-wide partnerships with Code.Org and Code To The Future to bring Computer Science to all students in the Cajon Valley Union School District. All student in Cajon Valley Schools engage with Code.Org and computer programming beginning in Kindergarten. Cajon Valley has also launched the first K-5 Computer Science Magnet Schools in the US. https://youtu.be/nGeHncIiQI8
David formerly served as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the Encinitas Union School District. In this role he designed and implemented a one to one digital learning initiative as well as a comprehensive yoga-based health and wellness program. David served as a Principal in the Fullerton and East Whittier School Districts. There he led two Title I schools with challenging demographics successfully out of program improvement status with a combined API growth of over 240 points. David completed his doctoral studies at UCLA, Masters of Education at Grand Canyon University, and Bachelor’s Degree at Long Beach State University.
Most recently, David was appointed by the CA State Board of Education to serve as co-chair for California's committee tasked with bringing Computer Science to all K-12 students. David was also appointed to the California School Boards Association President's advisory council. Cajon Valley completed its' first round of development of a comprehensive K-12 Career Development and Well Being Program called "The World of Work". This work has gained international recognition and is now available to LEAs and K-12 systems looking to bridge the gap between Education and the Workforce.