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Superintendent, Delano Joint Union High School District
Bakersfield College Student, 1980-1981
Bakersfield College Instructor, 1986
Rosalina Chavez Rivera was born in Iramuco, Guanjuato, Mexico and migrated to the United States in 1970.
She attended Bakersfield College (BC) 1980 to 1981 and earned an associates degree in Business. She transferred and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB).
She went on to receive her Master’s Degree from National University, and met the requirements for an administrative credential through coursework at Fresno State University.
Rosalina began her career in education in 1986, as an instructor in Chicano Studies at Bakersfield College and Bilingual Education at the McFarland Adult School. Over the next decade, from 1986 to 1996, she held several different teaching positions in both elementary and adult education in McFarland and Delano.
From 1996 to 1999, she served as site resource teacher at Albany Park School in the Delano Union Elementary School District (DUESD). In 1999, Rosalina was promoted into administration as Coordinator of Special Projects. In 2002, she was assigned DUESD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. Rosalina Rivera became Superintendent of the Delano Joint Union High School District (DJUHSD) in 2007.
Under her leadership, the DJUHSD received numerous academic honors to include: California Distinguished Schools Awards; California School Board Association Golden Bell Awards; U.S. News and World Report Nation’s Best High School Awards; and National Title I Distinguished School Award.
Rosalina Rivera has been recognized for her service and advocacy on behalf of the Delano community and was:
Rosalina Rivera considers the core values of character, loyalty, commitment and excellence as fundamental principles for her life and career. Her association with Bakersfield College as a student, instructor and education leader demonstrates excellence and makes her a highly prized Bakersfield College Centennial Star.