Gudiel Crosthwaite


Lynwood Unified School District

Gudiel R. Crosthwaite, Ph.D. is currently the superintendent at Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD) in the County of Los Angeles. Dr. Crosthwaite has enjoyed over 25 years in education, including teaching, mentoring and leadership focused on removing educational barriers. In 2013, as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, his leadership team was instrumental in the District’s extraordinary gains in achievement, including in graduation rates and enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) coursework. In 2017, LUSD was one of only three Districts in the nation – and only one in California – to be named 2017 AP District of the Year by the College Board for their AP performance.