PASADENA – ColoradoBoulevard.net:
Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Interim Superintendent Elizabeth J. Blanco, Ed.D., released her 100-Day Plan which prioritizes equity among students, and continues to support students furthest from opportunity. The 100-Day Plan reflects her lifelong passion for social justice.
By News Desk
Dr. Blanco’s 100-Day Plan is the foundation for her first days as Interim Superintendent. It is based on the District’s newly adopted mission to empower every student to succeed by making district operations more efficient and responsive to the needs of schools, students, and employees. The plan focuses on creating a stronger system for district communication.
Dr. Blanco’s leadership embodies the principles of a servant leader. She has been the Deputy Superintendent for PUSD, where she spearheaded systemic change to foster equity, access, and enhanced student achievement. A trailblazer, Dr. Blanco oversaw the Academics Division, encompassing Pre-K-12 instruction, special education, multilingual programs, arts, gifted education, and college and career initiatives.
“Putting the Strategic Plan into operation is an opportunity to move our students, employees, and families to a culture of “with” that elevates their voices and makes our District more responsive to their needs,” said Dr. Blanco.
“Community engagement is at the heart of everything we do. In order to design and build a better future for PUSD, we have been working diligently to gather input from parents, students, teachers, staff, and all of our educational partners,” said Dr. Blanco. “This has been a team effort at every step along the way.”
The 100-Day Plan can be found at www.pusd.us/superintendent . A progress report will be shared at the conclusion of the 100 days with the Board of Education, PUSD leaders, staff, and educational partners.
Dr. Blanco served PUSD for nine years. She holds a Doctor of Education in Urban Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California; her dissertation focused on the role of Superintendents in improving student performance in school districts. Dr. Blanco also holds two Master of Arts degrees in Educational Administration and Special Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from California State University, Los Angeles.
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