Hermosa Beach’s Pat Escalante Receives Superintendent of the Year Award

Hermosa Beach City School District Superintendent Pat Escalante has been named Superintendent of the Year for Region 14 and the South Bay sub region by the Association of California School Administrators.

These awards are given to ACSA members who demonstrate “exemplary performance” in 21 categories, including commitment to education quality and student achievement; strong ethics; embrace of technology; demonstration of creativity and innovation; and more. (Learn more about ACSA’s awards here.)

The Hermosa Beach City School District receives some of the lowest per-pupil reimbursements in the state. Nevertheless, it has made remarkable strides under Escalante’s leadership. She was instrumental in the passage of Measure S, a 2016 school construction bond. And when one of the projects it funded faced opposition from some residents, Escalante worked diligently with local electeds and school board members to keep it in tact.

In a statement, Escalante said it was “an honor and a privilege to be acknowledged by my colleagues who inspire me in the work that we do.”

Read more here.



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