On Dec. 13 at the Biltmore Conference Center in Phoenix, Superintendent of the Valley Union High School District Ronald V. Aguallo will be presented with the Arizona School Administrators Association (ASA) All Arizona Superintendent Award for 2012.
ASA’s membership spans the entire state and its 226 school districts. The mission of Arizona School Administrators is to promote and support educational excellence in school leadership.
“Inspirational and innovative district leadership is the key that makes the difference in school success. Aguallo’s model of leadership has set a course for his district and has put in place outstanding teams that support the work he does statewide,” ASA Executive Director, Deb Duvall said. “Courageous, forward thinking and collaborative are the words that define his strengths. He works tirelessly to prepare students to be global citizens and competitors in the workplace of tomorrow. We are better as a state for having his talents shared as a visionary leader and we are proud of his accomplishments on behalf of students, staff, families and the communities they serve.”
Aguallo was chosen as the ASA All Arizona Superintendent Award winner for small districts. Valley Union High School District currently has 126 students enrolled and is located in Elfrida. VUHS has placed in the top 22 percent for academics in the nation.
He is known and widely respected for his calm, focused and decisive leadership style. Aguallo is credited with educating students to be globally competitive through the implementation of common core standards and integrated use of technology.
With his guidance he has set and maintained high standards for all staff members and used data to determine short and long term student achievement gains.
“I am very honored that the school board nominated me and very honored that I was chosen by ASA),” Aguallo said. “It’s an award for the entire staff, we have worked very hard.”