Superintendent Michael Muñoz

Michael Muñoz
Mr. Michael Muñoz started his tenure as Superintendent of Rochester Public Schools on Friday, July 1, 2011. Mr. Muñoz comes to Rochester from Des Moines, Iowa, where he most recently was the Chief Academic Officer of Des Moines Public Schools, a diverse district of 32,000 students. Board members and supervisors describe Mr. Muñoz as having extensive knowledge of all academic programs and services, as an advocate to high achievement for all, as an excellent communicator, and as a visionary leader. He engages the community, is collaborative in his work, and is highly respected by his staff as a productive and positive leader.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Academic Officer, Mr. Muñoz served as regional executive director for the Northeast Region of Des Moines Public Schools. Mr. Muñoz's other work experiences include classroom teaching at both the middle school and high school levels, elementary and secondary school counselor, and principal at the elementary and middle school levels. In his time at Des Moines Public Schools, Muñoz has focused on increasing graduation rates, college enrollment, and the number of students on track to graduate college-ready. In his 32 years in education, Mr. Muñoz has been a strong supporter and facilitator of partnerships between schools, businesses, and the community.

Born and raised in Lexington, Nebraska, Mr. Muñoz earned his bachelor's degree in secondary education from the University of Nebraska, a master's degree in Developmental Counseling and administrative degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a specialist degree from Iowa State University.

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