Anne Staffieri


A Message from
Dr. Anne L. Staffieri, Ed.D.

September 2017

Dear RUSD Families,

Welcome to another exciting school year at Ramona Unified School District! I would like to express what a privilege it is to lead a district dedicated to providing an enriching learning environment for student success. Our new year together is already underway and we are off to a great start!  Our teachers, administrators and support staff started the great work of teaching the 5,500 young minds that passed through our doors. Walking onto each of our campuses we instantly feel the familiar comforts of the beginning of a new school year. Our buildings and campuses, thanks to the efforts of our custodial and maintenance staff, are prepared for teaching and learning. The sounds of the band are heard on campus in preparation for Friday nights, and athletes have returned anticipating the successes of their upcoming season. The faculty is creating opportunities for rigor and relevance for our students, while the clerical staff put on the finishing touches to meet stakeholder needs and ensure a successful start to the year.


Every new school year brings with it a sense of excitement and optimism. Our District Theme for 2017-2018 is Cherish Today; Challenge Tomorrow.  This theme is centered on the importance of positive, productive relationships across our district, which gets to the heart of the matter- instilling within every student a hope for their future and a belief that there are no limits to what they can achieve.  Let’s be prepared to recognize and create moments that matter- not just with our students – but with each other as we work together to make a difference.

As we begin this new school year we are mindful of the importance of student safety and the critical role we all play to ensure our schools are the safest place for students and staff. Not only is the safety of our students of paramount importance to us on campus but during their commute to and from school as well. For this reason, we ask parents to take the utmost precaution while driving their child to and from school. Being mindful of pedestrian traffic while entering and exiting school sites, not using mobile devices while driving, obeying all traffic laws, including signage and street markings, and following instructions from any school site staff directing traffic.

Together with teachers, parents, students and staff, we will keep our students safe and continue our tradition of excellence this school year. It is my pleasure to serve as Superintendent of Ramona Unified School District where high quality education for all students is our focus and where we work towards continuous improvement and high standards. We have the power to make a positive impact on the lives of our students every day.  It is up to us to use this influence to remove barriers, support students in their challenges, and give them access to the knowledge and information that will prepare them to be competitive in the global 21st century economy. Let’s Cherish every Today as we Challenge every Tomorrow and continue on our path of excellence!

On behalf of the RUSD Governance Team, we wish the entire Ramona Unified School District family an exciting and successful school year.


Dr. Anne L. Staffieri