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ASD taps new superintendent
DeBlieux is currently assistant superintendent for elementary schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
ADELANTO • The Adelanto School Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Lily Matos DeBlieux as the new permanent superintendent.
DeBlieux, whose appointment was approved in a closed session meeting on Tuesday, will be taking over for current Interim Superintendent Richard Bray, who was appointed in September after Darin Brawley resigned.
According to a news release issued by the Adelanto School District, DeBlieux is currently the assistant superintendent for elementary schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District in Monterey and is expected to take over on March 1.
She has extensive experience in school district leadership positions and has been a small business owner in Florida, the press release said.
“We believe that Dr. DeBlieux’s educational philosophy, high level energy, passion for student achievement, experience in union negotiations and working with a diverse community is a fit for our district,” said Board President Christine Turner. “We are excited to welcome her aboard.”
The press release, posted on the district’s website, said DeBlieux had served as a teacher, dean of students and principal at elementary and middle schools throughout Mississippi, Florida and Arizona.
DeBlieux earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi, and she completed the Superintendent’s Academy conducted by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, according to district officials.
DeBlieux was named a “Woman of Achievement” by the American Business Women’s Association, and Outstanding Administrator by the Arizona Hispanic Administrators Association, the release said.
“I am honored to have been appointed superintendent for the Adelanto Elementary S chool District,” DeBlieux said in the release. “It is my pleasure to serve this diverse community, which focuses on education for its students. Adelanto and its adjoining neighborhoods attracted me to work and live in an area known for its welcoming spirit and a commitment to improving community resources through educational excellence and business development.”
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