Murabito New Dean of CTE at Cerro Coso

Maura Murabito

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 7 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,” stated Cerro Coso President Jill Board. 

“My passion is Career Technical Education,” stated 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 Education 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, CA. 

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Murabito moved to Glendora, California in the early 90's 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, and says, “I am so excited to make Ridgecrest my home!  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 a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education from the University of La Verne, and is currently working on her doctorate in Transformational Leadership at Brandman University.