If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Sahuarita Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Manuel Valenzuela, then you would not be surprised to learn that he is being recognized for his vision, focus, and commitment to excellence in leadership.
Valenzuela will be awarded a 2014 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award by the University Council for Educational Administration. This award recognizes school administrators for their exemplary contributions to leadership development and school improvement.
Dr. Valenzuela has served as an adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership Department at the College of Education, University of Arizona and the Professional Preparation Board at University of Arizona.
Valenzuela has lead initiatives to formally and systematically utilize assessment data to drive instructional planning and targeted intervention efforts. Dr. Valenzuela was invited to present this program, “Data Driven Structures for Success,” at the National School Boards Association Conference.
As the Superintendent for the Sahuarita Unified School District, Valenzuela set out to improve a district that has been exponentially growing over the past four years. He has developed a vision and a plan that capitalizes the future of the district.
Dr. Valenzuela has implemented a strategic plan focused on business and education outreach initiatives which began last year called Sahuarita WINS! It has flourished and yielded many positive outcomes. Valenzuela sets the bar high and has inspired those around him to follow his example.