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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 Academics

Latest News

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28 Jan2021

Recipes for Success

by JUSD

​ The Challenge: Students of a new CTE Survey Course at Patriot High School were exposed to multiple pathways - including media design, video production, construction,...

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17 Dec2020

Reinventing a Holiday Ritu...

by JUSD

 ​​On a sunny afternoon in November, Rubidoux High School Chamber Singers participated in a unique holiday project. Invited to campus for half-hour increments, small...

 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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25 Feb2021

Videos for Vets

by JUSD

​ “Calling all students and teachers!” read a January Facebook post by Congressman Mark Takano, Representative of California’s 41st District​.  Accompanying...

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17 Dec2020

A Pledge of Kindness

by JUSD

  In a video distributed to Troth Street Elementary students and parents, 6th grader Victoria asked fellow classmates Rebeca and Diego to read a story...

 Parent Involvement

Latest News

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25 Feb2021

Rewards for Heroes

by JUSD

​​​ In November, Jurupa Unified rolled out the “Be a Hero” survey. Available to complete via ParentConnection, the survey asked participants a few questions to help maintain...

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28 Jan2021

Embracing Foster Youth

by JUSD

​   For the past two years, the Parent Involvement & Community Outreach Department has received donations from Youth Enrichment...

 Staff Shout Outs

Latest News

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25 Feb2021

Another Step Forward

by JUSD

 On February 5th, Jurupa Unified School District, in partnership with Albertsons, hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Rubidoux High School. Advance appointments were...

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25 Feb2021

Celebrating Fathers & Daug...

by JUSD

​ ​Amber Nichole Harrell-Tobey writes with purpose.  “I like​ to create books for people like me,” she said. By people like her, she means...

 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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