Ignacio Ruiz is the Assistant Superintendent of the English Language Learner Division for the Clark County School District, the 5th largest school district in the nation. With the call to ensure every student has access to an equitable learning experience. Mr. Ruiz previously held the position of Director of the Language Acquisition Department in Tucson Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona, overseeing several programs such as English Language Development, Dual Language, World Languages, curriculum and assessment for English Language Learners and the interpreter/translator division. He brings broad experience in educational leadership where he has held several leadership positions including, assistant principal, principal, director, and his current role as Assistant Superintendent for the English Language Learner Division.
During his first year with the Clark County School District and under his leadership he successfully collaborated with key stakeholders to analyze the District need as it pertain to English language learners, and created a comprehensive Master Plan for English Language Learner Success.
Mr. Ruiz is the president and founder of the Nevada Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents. Mr. Ruiz recently completed the McCourt School of Public Policy in Educational Leadership and Management from Georgetown University. Mr. Ruiz was recognized in 2014 by Luz Social Services as Administrator of the Year.