Dr. David Hansen took the helm as Riverside Unified School District’s (RUSD) 11th Superintendent on July 1, 2014. For the past 28 years, he has educated and led thousands of staff and students throughout the region.
Prior to becoming Superintendent, he served as an Assistant Superintendent in nearby Corona-Norco. For the first 19 years of his career, he worked in RUSD as a teacher and administrator, serving as an Assistant Principal at both Central Middle School and Poly High School. He has also served as a Principal at Matthew Gage Middle School and Arlington High School. Dr. Hansen started his career as a teacher at Central Middle School.
Dr. Hansen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology Education from Brigham Young University; a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from California State University, San Bernardino; and a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) focusing on Educational Leadership from the University of La Verne. Dr. Hansen and his wife, Diane, have six children and five grandchildren.