Riverside County Superintendent to Retire

Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Judy D. White will retire next month after a four-decade career in public education. The Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) announced her departure in an October 1 press release. She is expected to step down November 1.

“After 42 years of service in public education, Dr. White will transition into and focus on her non-profit organization, MOSAIC (Multicultural, Optimistic, Support, Aspiring, Inspiring, Called) which is aimed at addressing equity and justice issues within the community,” the press release said. “In addition, Dr. White intends to spend more time with her church family, and her extended family—including her recently born 10th grandchild.”

RCOE credited Dr. White with an increase in graduation rates, which rose to the highest in county history under her leadership. She also secured more than $10 million in funding for student technology, expanded students’ civic participation, and launched a number of programs and initiatives to increase the college acceptance rate.

“I inherited a great organization at RCOE when I was appointed in 2017, and I expect that momentum to continue with the next county superintendent who will take the lead in serving our students and educators in a pivotal point in history for our public schools,” Dr. White said.

Read the full press release here