Superintendent's Office

Dear School Community,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  My name is Renato Montaño and I am honored and excited to serve as superintendent for the Central Union High School District (CUHSD).  Over the last few months, I’ve spent a lot of time visiting school sites, working with staff, and consulting with different stakeholders.  It is clear that the school district that serves this wonderful community is committed to excellence!

 I would also like to tell you a little bit about myself and my family.  First and foremost, I am a husband and father.  My wife, Jeanette Montaño, and I have four healthy, happy boys - Renato “Tito” Montaño (20), Sergio Montaño (17), Diego Antonio Montaño (4), and Andres Daniel Montaño (3).  Professionally, I obtained my Bachelor of Arts and Sciences and Masters in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University – Imperial Valley Campus.

I started my teaching career in Westmorland in 1994.In 1995, I transferred to the El Centro Elementary School District where I worked as a Teacher, Projects Coordinator, Elementary and Middle School Principal, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, and Associate Superintendent.  I also serve as Board Member for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA); Board Member for El Centro Chamber of Commerce; Board Member for Imperial Valley Baseball Network (IVBN); Member of the El Centro Kiwanis Club; and the President Elect for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Local Chapter.

Our vision is to provide an education that will prepare all students to be socially responsible lifelong learners, ready for college and/or a career in a globally competitive world.   We embrace and implement a comprehensive, well-rounded educational program for all students.  We utilize teaching strategies that stimulate learning, increase engagement through specialized and rigorous pathways, and foster a learning environment where students grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

Our District is not only known for its academic excellence, but also for the superb extracurricular programs.  Our charge is to cultivate a sense of belonging and offer multiple opportunities for students to find a place where they can apply their personal skills and talents.  When students are involved in extracurricular activities, there is evidence that they enjoy their high school years, are better prepared to meet the challenges after high school, and increase their chances for scholarships and other college successes.  Most importantly, extracurricular activities build memories and friendships that last a lifetime.

Whether you are a parent, community volunteer, or staff member, it is our sincere desire to establish and sustain a working relationship with you.  Our goal is to include you as an integral part of the great CUHSD family and ensure that you, like the students themselves, feel at home in our District.


Renato Montaño
CUHSD Superintendent