Meet Dr. Luis A. Rankins-Ibarra, Superintendent

EUSD Superintendent Dr. Luis Ibarra works with students in a third grade class

I was raised in an immigrant family and have experienced first-hand the challenges of growing up as an English language learner. Education has always been important to my family, and I am a proud graduate of the public school system. Discovering my passion for education early and knowing I wanted to be a teacher, I enrolled at CSU San Bernardino to earn my bachelor’s degree and teaching credential.

I also hold a master’s degree in Education Administration from Azusa Pacific University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego and CSU San Marcos.

I was honored to become the Superintendent of the Escondido Union School District on July 1, 2014. I have been a teacher, a K-6 elementary principal, and an Associate Superintendent of both Business Services and Human Resources, and have worked in Oceanside, Victor Valley, and Rialto school districts before joining EUSD.


Contact the Superintendent’s Office

Dr. Luis A. Rankins-Ibarra
libarra@eusd.org | 760.432.2110

Pat Palmer, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
ppalmer@eusd.org | 760.432.2110