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JUSD's New Superintendent


On July 1st, Dr. Trenton Hansen became Jurupa Unified’s 7th Superintendent since the district unified in 1963.

Dr. Hansen with Daniel Brooks at graduationDr. Hansen grew up in Arizona, attending Wilcox High School before enrolling in Eastern Washington University to receive a bachelor’s degree in education. 

“I had a lot of experiences growing up that were kind of life-changing experiences for me, and all of those experiences included an educator or somebody from the field of education who really helped me through those situations,” he explained. “I realized early on that [education] was a profession that I wanted to be part of - an opportunity to impact lives [and] to help people understand that they can reach their goals and pursue their dreams.”

As he was finishing the program at Eastern Washington, he and his wife, Amber, attended a job fair in Spokane. Having heard about a teacher shortage in California, the couple decided to visit one of the California booths, which happened to belong to Jurupa Unified. After meeting with the principal of Jurupa Valley High School, Dr. Hansen was offered a teaching and coaching position in the District. 

“We decided to take the opportunity and kind of start our family and dig our own roots here in California, and that’s how I ended up here,” said Dr. Hansen.

Dr. Hansen with the RHS basketball coachSince joining the District in 2002, Dr. Hansen has held a variety of positions, including Principal of Rubidoux High School, Director of Planning & Development, and Assistant Superintendent of Organizational Leadership and Planning. Through all of these positions, he has been continually inspired by the hard work of JUSD teachers and staff. 

“That’s something that has really kept me here in Jurupa,” he said. “It’s the people and their passion for the organization, for the students, and for the jobs that they do here in our district.”

During his JUSD tenure, Dr. Hansen has also received a master's degree in educational administration from National University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Northwest Nazarene University. He and his wife of twenty years are raising three boys: Tyler, who recently graduated high school and will be serving a mission for his church this September in Ecuador; Nathan, an incoming freshman; and Cael, who is entering eighth grade.

“They’re a wonderful family,” he praised. “[They] have always supported me in all of my roles and positions. I’m just very fortunate.”

Dr. Hansen with his familyThough always on-call and available for whatever emergency arises, Dr. Hansen prioritizes spending time with his family outside of the workplace. Supporting his three boys as they participate in a variety of activities gives him great joy. 

But he has also found family within Jurupa Unified.

“​The best thing about our district is this idea of family, and the culture that we have in our district that we’re all part of a team,” he shared. “We all have a common goal in educating our students [and] providing the very best learning experiences that we can for them. The community, and the city as a whole, shares in those values.”