Melissa Moore


El Segundo Unified School District

Dr. Melissa Moore joined the El Segundo Unified School District as superintendent in July 2014. During her tenure, the district successfully passed a $92M Bond Measure to improve school facilities and technology;established an endowment fund with $16M of proceeds from the sale of a vacant school property, implemented the Yale RULER program for social emotional learning and adopted the ESUSD Graduate Profile, which serves as the District’s North Star identifying competencies students will possess when entering college and career. In December 2023, Dr. Moore lead the ESUSD AI Leadership & Literacy Initiative hosting several upcoming community engagement events and formed an (AI)dvisory team of faculty to responsibly explore AI in Education. Recently, ESUSD was one of 12 school districts in the nation selected for the EdSafe AI Alliance, which will utilize an open science approach to create a comprehensive policy stack to further support secure and responsible AI integration in education. Under her leadership, ESUSD joined the League of Innovative Schools and hosted 350 educators from across the nation who visited ESUSD’s school in Fall of 2022. She has participated in Social Emotional Working Group through Digital Promise Global and the currently is a member of the Digital Promise GenAI Working group as well. Dr. Moore has received the Superintendent of the Year (Region 14) by ACSA, ACSA State Administrator of the Year for Human Resources, and Honorary Commander for the Los Angeles Space Force. She earned her doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in education from California State University, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands.