Dr. Ryder is one of the best superintendents our district has ever had. She was able to restore labor peace, raise student achievement, and help us become fiscally solvent. 

Judy Munoz

VVUHSD Board President 2010

Dr. Ryder is one of the finest individuals I   have ever known.     She is honest, loyal, and highly intelligent. She has a positive attitude and special sensitivity needed by educators and these traits are reflected in the respect and love she has earned from students, her colleagues, and the entire district's staff  and faculty.          
James "Chief" Moitoso  VVUHSD Board Member 2010


Dr. Ryder worked hard to honor our past history without losing sight of future possibilities and needs in Central. 

Diana Milla Central USD Board Member 2008


People feel Dr. Ryder genuinely cares about them and she is open  to hear their thoughts and takes action when needed.  Any teacher can email or call and expect a response.   She has a natural  ability to connect with staff and parents even in the most difficult situations.            Angela Taylor        

Corey School Principal 2005




Fresno Top Ten Professional Women of the Year

ACSA Middle SchoolAdministrator of the Year

Outstanding Administrator Johns Hopkins University

PTA Honorary Service Award

Blue Ribbon Excellence in Education






University of LaVerne
Ed. D. Educational Leadership

UC Irvine/CSU Long Beach

Syracuse University
M.S. Curriculum

Adelphi University
B.S Education




Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
Brandman University, Irvine Campus


Victor Valley Union High School District (ADA 10,500)

Central Unified School District 
(ADA 15,500)

Assistant Superintendent

Buena Park School District

Middle School Principal

Torrance Unified School District