Murabito is new dean of CTE

Murabito is new dean of CTECERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Cerro Coso proudly announces the hiring of Maura Murabito, as the new dean of Career Technical Education.

Murabito’s responsibilities are to provide academic leadership, direction and support to the 17 technical education programs offered by the college at all seven campuses.

“Maura is a seasoned educator, and her vast leadership experience in the classroom and administration will make her a tremendous asset to the college,” said Cerro Coso President Jill Board.

“My passion is career technical education,” said Murabito. “CTE changes lives, and I love being part of a team that provides rigorous and relevant CTE to students.

“These programs can change lives and careers; I never want to lose sight of that.”

Her experience includes being a marketing teacher, adult dducation coordinator, instructional services supervisor, director of curriculum and instruction and most recently superintendent for a regional occupation program in the Los Angeles area.

She also served as school board member in Glendora.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Murabito moved to Glendoraa in the early 1990s and has been there ever since.

When the opportunity came to move to a more rural, open-space, small community that was close to nature and recreation, she was all for it.

“I am so excited to make Ridgecrest my home! “ she said. “Everyone I meet is so friendly and welcoming.”

Murabito and her husband Gene have two grown daughters, Kate and Christy, and a 10-month-old grandson named Callen.

She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of La Verne and is currently working on her doctorate in transformational leadership at Brandman University.

Story First Published: 2018-08-03