Superintendent earns honor

Dr. Williams earns National Superintendent Certification
Posted on 04/04/2017

VICTORVILLE — Victor Valley Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Ron Williams was recently awarded the prestigious National Superintendent Certification by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

Williams was among roughly 40 superintendents from across the country honored in 2017 for completing the 18-month certification program. The announcement was made at AASA’s National Conference on Education last month in New Orleans, La.

“AASA’s National Superintendent Certification program is one of the best professional development opportunities I’ve had as an educator,” Williams said. “The program focuses on sharpening the key skills needed to move a district forward, and I know the training will greatly benefit the Victor Valley Union High School District and its students.”

VVUHSD serves nearly 10,000 students in grades 7-12 at eight sites in Victorville and Adelanto. Williams has been a school administrator since 1991 and worked for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools before joining VVUHSD in 2012. He became superintendent in 2014.

Launched in 2013, the National Superintendent Certification process is spread over 18 months and is tailored for superintendents who have been in the job five years or fewer. The training includes instructional leadership, building and managing a district budget, mastering effective communication and political skills, utilizing technology, superintendent/school board relations and more.

To date, four cohorts, totaling 87 superintendents, have completed the AASA Superintendent Certification Program. AASA, founded in 1865, is an organization for superintendents serving thousands of education leaders throughout the United States.
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