Communications and Leadership Development
​4850 Pedley Road
Jurupa Valley,  CA  92509
Phone: (​951) 416-1561​

The Department of Communications and Leadership Development supports learning without limits by routinely sharing information with students, families, educators, and the community. Our department uses a range of communication channels – including social media, the district website, and The Horizon e-newsletter – to keep stakeholders up-to-date on district news and events, peek inside classrooms and tell inspiring stories and celebrate hard work and achievements districtwide.​


Our d
epartment also provides a range of leadership development support for Jurupa educators. Through the JUSD Leadership Academy, Golden Bell Awards, and many other opportunities, we develop leaders within Jurupa Unified, sparking professional growth, student achievement, and a culture of continuous learning. ​​

​  Communications and Leadership Development Staff ​ ​​​​​
​​Contact/Email Phone​ Position
Robert Cmelak (951) 416-1561 ​ Director of Communications​ and Leadership Development​​
Markelle Grabo ​(951) 416-1561  Administrative Secretary​​​​
Andrea Putnam
​(951) 416-1561  ​​Communications and Public Relations Assistant
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​​Stories Featured in The Horizon​

 Academics

Latest News

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19 Nov2020

Gift of Connection

by JUSD

​​​ During an unprecedented time, Jurupa Unified continues to pursue innovative ideas to ensure a successful school year for all students.One of JUSD’s latest projects...

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29 Oct2020

Spotlighting Special Educa...

by JUSD

​ More than two months into the school year, students continue to face the challenges of distance learning. Those with special needs are especially affected, and JUSD...

 College and Career Readiness

Latest News

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19 Nov2020

Continuing to Serve

by JUSD

  After years of commitment and service to our country, veterans in our community gave back once again to mentor and assist JUSD students. This past February,...

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27 Aug2020

2020 Graduations

by JUSD

​Graduation looked different this year. Instead of rows of graduating seniors and bleachers filled with proud friends and family, this year's celebrations were viewed...

 Extra-Curricular Activities

Latest News

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19 Nov2020

Ahead of the Carve

by JUSD

​ Like everything else, Halloween looked different this year. To ensure social distancing, many Jurupa families participated in local “trunk or treat” events over traditional...

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27 Feb2020

A Wave of Renovation

by JUSD

​For JUSD Maintenance & Operations staff, school holidays are a time for digging in, not kicking back.  Over the recent winter break, crews were hard at work modernizing,...

 Parent Involvement

Latest News

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24 Sep2020

The PICO Promise

by JUSD

​“PICO serves the community by identifying the needs of students and families.” - Jose Campos, Director of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach​Parent Involvement...

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24 Sep2020

Census Funds the Future

by JUSD

​ The 2020 Census marks the 24th time that our country has counted its population since 1790. Part of a once-a-decade tradition of counting every person living in the...

 Staff Shout Outs

Latest News

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27 Aug2020

2020 Employees of the Year

by JUSD

We Are Jurupa“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret...

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27 Aug2020

2020 Retiree Spotlights

by JUSD

Happy Retirement!We want to thank the following JUSD Retirees for their years of dedication, hard work, and service to staff, families, and most importantly, our students.​Eddie...

 Student Achievements

Latest News

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19 Nov2020

A Message of Friendship

by JUSD

 ​​​​To watch ​via Vimeo, please click here.​In the middle of March, before COVID-19 curtailed global travel, members of a nonprofit flew to Malaysia with 5,500 portraits....

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19 Nov2020

Foundation for the Future

by JUSD

​ Last year, Patriot High student Masaki Mendoza approached his guidance counselor, Luis Murillo, with a unique plan: In addition to taking exams for his five AP courses,...

 Superintendent's Message

Latest News

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27 Aug2020

Superintendent's Welcome

by JUSD

​​​Welcome back to school in its 2020-2021 school year form. Distance learning, masks, social distancing, quarantines, this is not the new normal. It is not normal at...

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13 Aug2019

Superintendent's Welcome

by JUSD

​Welcome back to school, Jurupa Valley and Eastvale.  I want to thank you for being a part of the Jurupa Unified School District.The start of school is a time of progress...


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