Since 2010, Dr. Valenzuela has served as the superintendent of the 6,400 student Sahuarita Unified School District. Dr. Valenzuela was in the first cohort to complete the National Superintendent Certification Program from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). In 2015, Dr. Valenzuela was named the All-Arizona Superintendent of the Year for Large Districts. His superintendency has been highlighted by leading his district through significant growth, developing a strong strategic directions plan, building strong collaborative partnerships with diverse stakeholders in the region, expansion and increasing access to Advanced Placement (AP) programs, expansion of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, and working with institutions of higher education to support preservice professional training and development of teachers.
"My Milken Educator Award has had a tremendous impact. It's allowed me the platform to voice and contribute insights about critical..." (read more)
1988 University of Arizona, B.A.