Ruth Escarcega Newell

Board Secretary, Desert Sands Charter High School
Current Term July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Ms. Ruth Escarcega Newell is a senior project manager for Capital One Financial Corporation. She began her nearly 20 year banking career with Washington Mutual (Great Western) before serving in senior positions with Bank of America. Her areas of expertise include managing projects, community involvement and building effective and efficient teams. She has leveraged those skills in her community over the past eight years by serving on charter school boards. She is committed to building sustainable relationships with other school board members and representatives in order to hold schools accountable to an effective and rigorous education. Escarcega Newell strongly believes that all students deserve a school that is dedicated to their future regardless of the instructional method or model.