Deputy Superintendent

About our Deputy Superintendent

Rachel H. Monárrez, Ph.D. believes in the possibility of every child, and this approach guides her daily interactions as the Deputy Superintendent for San Bernardino City Unified School District. Rounding out her twenty-seventh year of education, Dr. Monárrez spent almost two decades educating students in Pomona Unified School District as a classroom teacher, professional developer and instructional leader. The overwhelming majority of her students were English Learners and she found immense joy and fulfillment supporting her students’ academic achievement. In 2004, Dr. Monárrez earned the title of National Board Certification Teacher, English as a New Language. With a vast knowledge base for academic excellence, professional development and collaborative practices, Dr. Monárrez served as principal of two schools, the Director of English Learner Programs and Special Education, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services before joining San Bernardino City Unified School District. Dr. Monárrez works endlessly to foster a culture of equity, academic excellence and high expectations for all learners. Working collaboratively with all stakeholders, she supports an environment of innovation and high expectations. Her favorite quote is: excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical and expect more than others this is possible unknown author. Dr. Monárrez received a BA, History (1993), from UC Irvine, an MA in Education (1995) and PhD (2010) from Claremont Graduate University with an emphasis in Urban Education. She is the mother to Natalee, an emerging writer and poet and married to Jesus Monárrez, a retired educator.


Deputy Superintendent Dr. Rachel Monarrez

Rachel H. Monárrez, Ph.D.
Deputy Superintendent

Carla Cross 
Administrative Assistant

777 North F Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Ph: (909) 381-1300
Fax: (909) 885-6392

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