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Lou Obermeyer, third from right, stands with some of the people she leads as superintendent of the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District.

Lou Obermeyer, third from right, stands with some of the people she leads as superintendent of the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District.

Superintendent Supreme

Lou Obermeyer, a graduate of La Verne’s Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership, is the California Superintendent of the Year.

  • January 10, 2012

The job of school district superintendent is not easy. In addition to serving as the leader for every student, teacher and staff member in a district, superintendents are also responsible for ensuring their schools are giving every student the skills necessary for academic success.

Lou Obermeyer works to do that and more. The superintendent of Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District was recently named the Association of California School Administrators’ (ACSA) 2011 Superintendent of the Year.

Lou Obermeyer is a graduate of the University of La Verne Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership.

Obermeyer, a graduate of the University of La Verne Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership, has been superintendent of Valley Center-Pauma since 2005, and served as superintendent prior to that in Atwater Elementary School District. Under her leadership, VCPUSD – serving a diverse student population, including students from five Indian reservations – has shown positive growth year after year, achieving an 805 API in 2010.

“This is the highest honor a superintendent can receive and I’m very, very honored,” she said. “I’m lucky to work with a great administrative team, a wonderful school board, in a great district and community. It’s a winning combination, and I feel fortunate to lead VCPUSD and to receive this prestigious award.”

Obermeyer also credits her time at La Verne for the leader she is today. “I owe so much of my success to the University of La Verne Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership,” she said. “How lucky I’ve been to be connected with such a forward-thinking program.”

Obermeyer was honored along with ACSA’s entire Administrator of the Year Award recipients in November in Sacramento.

— Alisha Rosas

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