Dr. Lora de la Cruz: Biography

  • Dr. de la Cruz joined LOSD as Superintendent in June 2019.

    Dr. de la Cruz joined LOSD as Superintendent in June 2019. Having earned her doctorate in Leadership for Educational Equity, her career path has included being a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, and gifted and talented specialist, Assistant Principal and Principal. Prior to coming to LOSD, in her role as an area superintendent, work focused on providing leadership for a comprehensive redesign and implementation of district-wide instructional infrastructure and professional development.

    In addition, she supported the development of professional learning for school leaders, multi-tiered systems of support, social-emotional support initiatives, special education supports, culturally and linguistically diverse learners programming, and equity initiatives. Dr. de la Cruz believes that educational equity means ensuring that all children, regardless of their circumstances, receive high-quality, standards-aligned instruction, and each student has the access, opportunity, resources, relationships, and supports that they need to be successful in life and in school. She is most proud of her work in closing and narrowing opportunity gaps among children, and is excited to work with the LOSD team to build upon the many great things in this district. 

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