Alesha Moreno-Ramirez Now Leading Multilingual Support at CDE

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has appointed a new Director for the CDE’s Multilingual Support Division. Alesha Moreno-Ramirez assumed the role at the start of the month.

“Alesha is an accomplished leader with a depth of knowledge regarding high-level multilingual best practices and policies,” said Thurmond. “She is a strong advocate and champion for all students and believes the linguistic and cultural assets English learners bring to California schools enrich the lives of all of the state's 6.1 million TK–12 public school students and their communities. She brings to the position extensive experience with equity, multilingual learner rights, and social justice issues along with an unwavering focus and commitment to do what is best to ensure the needs of multilingual, English learner, dual language, migrant, and immigrant students and their families are being met. I am pleased to add an educator with her passion and dedication to the CDE leadership team.” 

Moreno-Ramirez earned her bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages—Spanish from Santa Clara University and her master’s degree in education curriculum and teaching from Fresno Pacific University. She has worked in education for over two decades. She started out as a bilingual classroom teacher in Salinas. She then became a multilingual literacy coach and family support and outreach facilitator before transitioning to an administrator for the Fresno County Office of Education. Most recently, she served as a Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist in English Language Arts & English Language Development for the Tulare County Office of Education.