Michael McCormick
Val Verde Unified School District (CA)

Michael R. McCormick is proud to serve as the Superintendent for the Val Verde Unified School District.  Most recently, he served for six years as the Assistant Superintendent for Education Services.  He has been an administrator for 19 years and an educator for 25 years.  Mike “is a dedicated educator who truly cares about children…he is always working on ways to improve the community and motivate students.”  Mr. McCormick was named Administrator of the Year by the Riverside County Office of Education in 2012 and by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) in 2015.

Under his leadership, VVUSD has been recognized by Education Trust West as, “tops among California districts Closing the Achievement Gap.”, named College Board AP District of the Year in 2012 and was featured in the Gaston Caperton “Opportunity Roll” in 2015 for opening the doors to colleges/universities for Val Verde students.

Mr. McCormick participated as a member of the Riverside County contingent of educators summoned by the White House to a meeting at the U.S. Department of Education. The work completed there was highlighted in President Obama’s speech to attendees at the White House College Opportunity Day of Action held on December 4, 2014, in the White House Executive Office of the President “College Opportunity Commitment Report”, and in a press release from the White House Press Secretary.

Mr. McCormick traveled to China as part of the College Board 2014 Chinese Bridge Delegation.  Michael was selected as ambassador, speaking for the group, exchanged ceremonial gifts on behalf of the delegation, met with Ministers of Education, and gave television and print interviews for local Chinese media.

Mike is a well-respected and sought after speaker, giving presentations both statewide and nationally.  He has presented original research the last three years at the California Educational Research Association (CERA) conference.  He also presented for the College Board in Newport Beach, California and Seattle, Washington at their Plenary Sessions.  Mr. McCormick is proud to have delivered multiple keynote presentations at Google Symposiums focusing on the successful implementation of instructional technology in a K-12 school district.