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Keith Carmona Joins Newport-Mesa as Director of Teaching and Learning for Secondary Education
Posted 1/5/23

Keith CarmonaNewport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) welcomes Keith Carmona as Director of Teaching and Learning for Secondary Education. He brings with him 20 years of experience in public schools.

In this role, Carmona will be responsible for building a cohesive secondary education system using identified data and metrics to monitor instructional and educational improvement; coordinate district-wide secondary curricula, assessments and programs that support responsive teaching and learning; direct and oversee the administrative intern and summer programs; and serve as the District’s AVID director among other duties. 

As Director of Educational Services for Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, Carmona expertly led the 34-school district through the Federal Program Monitoring process, ensuring state and national statutory and fiscal requirements were being met at every school. He also successfully guided the development of signature instructional strategies designed to support the needs of English language learners at all grade levels. 

Prior to serving in the director role, Carmona served as a principal for eight years at an AVID National Demonstration School and an assistant principal for three years. He also has experience as a district teacher trainer in technology and served as a teacher leader for schools implementing Professional Learning Communities.

“Keith’s experience is ideal for managing and leading our secondary education program. He is well-respected, with a reputation for being a highly knowledgeable, motivated leader who continuously seeks ways to improve educational achievement. We are excited to welcome him to Newport-Mesa,” said Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Kerrie Torres. 

Carmona received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona; single subject credentials in English and social science from University of California, Irvine; and a master’s in educational leadership from California State University, Fullerton

Carmona will join the NMUSD team on January 17, 2023.