Dr. Iniguez began his educational career serving as a classroom teacher in inner-city communities in Los Angeles and was recognized as “Teacher of the Year.” In addition, he served as a High School Principal in both suburban and inner-city communities and was featured in the book Making a Difference: Developing Meaningful Careers in Education. Most recently, he served as Acting Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent within San Diego County, where he received the Leadership in Biliteracy Award. He attended public schools in Los Angeles and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UC Berkeley and his Master of Education as well as Doctor in Educational Leadership from UCLA.
Dr. Jose Iniguez currently serves as Chair of the California Instructional Quality Commission (IQC), an advisory body to the California Board of Education and Department of Education on matters related to curriculum and instruction, and has helped develop a variety of curriculum frameworks as well as the new California Computer Science Strategic Plan. Appointed by the Governor in 2016, he also served as the Co-Chair of IQC Committee on California Systems of Support (CCSS) with Bill Honig, former California Superintendent of Public Instruction.
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