The Association of California School Administrators recognized four Victor Valley Union High School District administrators as ACSA Region 12 Administrators of the Year, and a VVUHSD student was awarded a scholarship at the organization’s Spring Celebration this week.
Dr. Melda Gaskins of Cobalt Institute of Math and Science was named the region’s Principal of the Year for secondary schools; Goodwill Education Center Principal Kevan Loyd was named Continuation/Ed Options Administrator of the Year; Silverado Assistant Principal Carlos Cerna was named Co-Administrator of the Year in the secondary school category; and the district’s CTE/ROP Coordinator Scot Williams was named Career/Tech Administrator of the Year.
The recipients were cheered on by a large contingent of VVUHSD personnel at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in San Bernardino on Monday night. ACSA Region 12 President Lonnie Keeter, the principal of VVUHSD’s Lakeview Middle School, emceed the event, which honored school administrators throughout the county.
“These are four talented and knowledgeable individuals who are deeply committed to our students and to our community,” VVUHSD Superintendent Dr. Ron Williams said. “They exemplify the kind of dedication that continues to move our district in a positive direction, and I sincerely thank them for all that they do.”
ACSA Region 12 also presented $1,000 scholarships to standout students, including University Preparatory student Corey Elder.
Another student honoree was Oyindamola Stacy Akinnusi, an Etiwanda High School student and the daughter of VVUHSD Director of Student Support Services Margaret Akinnusi.
Top photo: Award winners (from left) Scot Williams, Dr. Melda Gaskins, Kevan Loyd and Carlos Cerna pose with Victor Valley Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Ron Williams, right, at the ACSA Region 12 awards dinner in San Bernardino this week. Bottom photo: The award winners pose with their fellow district administrators after the ceremony.