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AUSD Superintendent Donna Perez to retire

Donna Perez announced on April 18 her plans to retire as Alhambra Unified School District Superintendent . Over the next two months, the AUSD Board will deliberate as to who will take over the position. Perez will continue to serve as interim superintendent through the end of August.

Perez began her career with Alhambra Unified as a teacher at Northrup Elementary School in 1969. She has served as superintendent since her appointment by the Board of Education in July of 2007. 

In an interview with the Alhambra Source in August she outlined the most important issues facing the AUSD:

I think foremost in our minds is to improve student achievement. We’ve been very successful with that. There are many ways to measure that, but the one everyone looks at is the improvement of API [Academic Performance Index] scores as well as AYP [Adequate Yearly Progress]. Our scores steadily climb.

The budget is on everyone’s minds and it plays an important role. We spend a lot of time making sure that our district is not only fiscally solvent, but is placing its resources in the best ways possible for student achievement to continue to rise.

Thirdly, looking both at our staff and our students, we’re always keeping racial equity in perspective.

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2 thoughts on “AUSD Superintendent Donna Perez to retire”

  1. As the Superintendent, Donna Perez has brought the needed experience with her into the position having been in the classroom, in school site administration, district level curriculum and Human Resource, as well as leading many ALHAMBRA classroom teachers with their committee work which included writing lessons, revising curriculum guides, and developing student assessments.
    She is also just a wonderful and nice person, who makes you feel like you want to do your best for her.
    The AUSD would be wise to look carefully at their candidates to make sure whom ever is asked to take over next can bring as much with them.

  2. Wow…. She was great!!!