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The Superintendent meets quarterly with the Parent Roundtable.  The Roundtable is  a group of parents representing schools throughout the District.  It advises the Superintendent on issues and concerns facing the District.

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Superintendent's Update, June 8, 2018

Graduates headed to colleges near and far

What a week it’s been with graduation ceremonies and middle-school promotion events!  The School Board and I are so proud of our students.  Many of our grads are now headed to college, both here in California and in nine other states – Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Utah and Vermont – and they are taking with them approximately $3.2 million in scholarships and grants.

 

Thank you!

Last summer, when I welcomed staff back to school, I mentioned that NASA estimates that the first human to eventually set foot on Mars is currently an American middle- or high-school student. Maybe that future space explorer is one of our own students. If so, I think we can be proud of the educational opportunities we provided that student this year.

We can and should be proud of the fact that we do our very best to make sure all students have the resources and support they need to live up to their potential.  And most important, we try to create and nurture a school climate in which students feel safe and accepted and valued for who they really are.

A video we created for this year’s all-district concert featured music students talking about what they value most in their music programs.  Time after time, students told us their band, orchestra or choir felt like a family to them, and a place where they are safe, accepted and supported by their teachers and peers to be their very best – and to be themselves.

Visiting classrooms and attending school events this year, I saw expressions of acceptance and protection offered to students time and time again by caring teachers, staff and principals.  Whether it was through a much-needed pat on the back, a quiet word of encouragement, or simply a well-timed smile or thumbs-up, those small acts of kindness no doubt made a world of difference for many students.

Years from now, as our own experience has taught us, our students may not remember every lesson we taught, but they will remember how they were treated.  And who knows?  Maybe one of the students in class this year will remember us well some day while exploring Mars!

Thank you to all our staff and families for the care and support you offered students this year.

Have a great summer!

 

Sincerely,

 

Linda Kaminski, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Dr. Linda Kaminski

Dr. Linda KaminskiLinda Kaminski joined Azusa Unified School District as superintendent in July 2012.

Immediately prior to joining AUSD, Dr. Kaminski served for seven years as Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services at Upland Unified School District. A resident of the San Gabriel Valley for 30 years, she began her career as a bilingual teacher and later elementary principal at Pasadena Unified School District.

Her work as a district-level administrator began at Glendale Unified School District as the Coordinator for Research and Evaluation. Since then she has also served as Chief Academic Officer/Assistant Superintendent for the Santa Ana, Santa Monica/Malibu, and Upland school districts.  

In 2017, she was named by the Los Angeles County Office of Education as the county’s first “Superintendent of the Year.”

Dr. Kaminski earned her Bachelor Degree at Santa Clara University, Master of Science at Pepperdine University, and Master of Education and Doctor of Education at Harvard University.  

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The District Office is located at 546 South Citrus Avenue,  Azusa, CA 91702.

Phone  626-967-6211

Fax  626-858-6137

 

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