Dr. Rachel Valenzuela joined the MWUSD in 2013. The former Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Dr. Valenzuela now begins her tenure as the Superintendent of the Mark West Union School District. She provides leadership and guidance for student programs in the district, including curriculum and instruction, assessment, special education, Section 504, counseling/SEL, attendance, categorical programs, and parent education. She is an educator with 30 years of experience. Her experience includes classroom teacher, bilingual school psychologist, private practice educational consultant, elementary school principal, and student services director. Rachel earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds an Administrative Credential from Sonoma State University, a Master of Science in Counseling & School Psychology from CSU Los Angeles, and is a California-licensed Educational Psychologist.