Dr. Maria G. Gandera was officially appointed as the new superintendent for the Coachella Valley Unified School District at tonight’s board of education meeting.
Gandera had been serving as the district’s Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Risk Management. She takes over for Dr. Edwin Gomez, who stepped down on June 13, 2019. Gandera had been serving as CVUSD’s Administrator in Charge in the interim.
The board unanimously approved Gandera’s appointed with a 6-0 vote.
Gomez will be taking over for former Riverside County Deputy Superintendent of Schools, who is retiring after 12 years. The Riverside County Office of Education serves over 430,000 students at 18,000 teachers, administrators, and staff.