Equity, Access & Innovation

Dr. Ricardo Esquivel brings passion and dedication, focused on achieving unprecedented outcomes for students.  As an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara-where he earned a BS in Biology--Ricardo realized a strong need for passionate and empathetic educators. Ricardo joined Teach For America, starting his educational career as a middle school science teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Ricardo currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Access, and Innovation for the San Bernardino Unified School District.  Prior to San Bernardino, Ricardo served as Superintendent for the Elk Hills School District where he implemented a teaching and learning accountability system across departments to ensure growth in overall achievement. As the Superintendent of Wonderful College Prep Academy, Ricardo led the academy to realize 88% of the academy's graduates were accepted to competitive 4-year colleges and universities across the country. Prior to Wonderful College Prep Academy, Ricardo served as high school principal for PUC Schools in North East Los Angeles on the co-located LAUSD campus working with LAUSD, Alliance College Ready to provide a co-located high school experience for the community.  As the founding principal for Larchmont Charter Middle and High School, Ricardo led and expanded an academically high-performing K-12 charter school whose mission is to serve a racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse group of students.  Ricardo holds a master’s degree in education from Loyola Marymount University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from California State University, Northridge and a doctorate degree from the University of Southern California.

Departments that fall under Equity, Access & Innovation Division

  • College and Career Readiness/Linked Learning
  • ETSA Equity & Targeted Student Achievement Department
Dr. Esquivel

Ricardo Esquivel, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent

Citlalli (Lalli) Valencia
Administrative Assistant
Yvonne (Bonnie) Campos
Secretary III

Maria Duenas
Bilingual Senior Clerk

4030 Georgia Blvd.
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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