By Staff Reports
(Adelanto)– Honoring her immediate impact and contribution to the High Desert’s 33rd District, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly recently announced Adelanto Elementary School District (AESD) Superintendent Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux as his choice for “2014 Woman of the Year”
“Each year, I have the honor of paying special tribute to the contributions and sacrifices made by the women of the 33rd Assembly District. Our district is blessed to have so many outstanding women leaders, making the choice of a single award very difficult. In only one year as Superintendent of Adelanto Elementary School District, Dr. DeBlieux has made a positive impact on the lives of students, families, staff and in the neighborhoods of Adelanto,” Donnelly said.
Upon learning of the recognition, DeBlieux gave credit to her students, Board of Trustees, staff and parents. “It is an honor to work everyday with such a dedicated team who strives for excellence in education. Today, I share this award with everyone of them,” Dr. DeBlieux said.
AESD Board President Elaine Gonzales said she was not surprised upon learning the news of the award. “She has done a phenomenal job in bringing parents and community together. Her work has unified the community and business sector and bridged financial gaps to provide events for our children,” Gonzales explained.
AESD Board Clerk Teresa Rogers said there is no other person in District 33 more deserving than Dr. DeBlieux. “Since she started here, she hit the ground running and has the gift of connecting with people. She is open and friendly and energetic, the evidence speaks for itself,” Rogers said.
Donnelly also said he expects more achievements from students and staff at AESD under the leadership of Dr. DeBlieux. “I am pleased to honor Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux as my 2014 Woman of the Year. I look forward to seeing more achievements in the coming years for Adelanto Elementary School District under her leadership.”