Margarita Ruiz

Superintendent
Salem Public Schools

Margarita Ruiz is the superintendent of the Salem Public Schools. A Salem resident, Superintendent Ruiz is a highly reflective, fully bilingual, forward thinking leader with a strong track record of success in accelerating student achievement in a network of schools with a large population of English language learners and special needs students. Her approach is firmly student-centered, and she frequently refers to herself as the “president of the Salem student union.” As the first Latino school superintendent in the city's nearly 400-year history, she led a community engaged strategic planning process during the 2016-2017 school year, including facilitating the first-ever Spanish language citywide conversation in the city. Prior to her appointment in Salem, Superintendent Ruiz was an area superintendent for the Boston Public Schools.

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