Moreno Valley Unified

Secondary Education


To empower students to become future ready and

positively impact the world.


We will provide an equitable education for all students

to be prepared for college and/or a viable career path

for a successful life.

(951) 571-7536

Located on the second floor in the Romelio Ruiz Community Education Center at

25634 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley CA, 92553

Jon Black

Mr. Black has over 20 years of education experience and has been a high school teacher, middle school assistant principal, elementary principal, middle school principal, college and career readiness director. Currently, he is the Director of Secondary Education. Mr. Black has a bachelor’s degree in History, a master’s degree in Social Sciences, and is currently in a doctoral program for Organizational Leadership. His expertise includes creating and refining curriculum and instruction that prepares students for college and career.

Peter Whitmore, Coordinator - Technology, Innovation, & Assessment Supporting Secondary Education

Mr. Whitmore has served in education since 1999 as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, site administrator, and district administrator. For three years in between, he worked for a private educational technology company, traveling across the United States to help educators use assessments and data to transform their instruction for students. He is married to Sonia, his college sweetheart. Together they have a brood of three boys, two cats, four chickens, and a crested gecko. The family has traveled to Maine, New York, Arizona, Las Vegas, and up and down the California coast twice. Mr. Whitmore has been an avid sports card collector since 5th grade. Nerd alert!

Ana Morton, Secretary III

Ana Arismendi-Morton grew up in Venezuela and has worked for the Moreno Valley Unified School District for nearly 32 years. She has been married to Greg Morton, A.P. of North Ridge and Midland, for almost 37 years. They have two children, Natalie and Kevin. Ana has worked at Valley View High School, Butterfield Elementary, and several departments at the District Office, such as Facilities and Registration, Student Services, Categorical Programs, and the Superintendent’s Office, where she become the first person to serve as district translator. She has been in Secondary Education for the last 16 years under seven different Directors. She is very committed to helping MVUSD students graduate and communicating with their parents and the community in English or Spanish.