By Staff Reports
(Adelanto)– By a unanimous vote of 5-0 on Tuesday night, the Adelanto Elementary School District Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Edwin Gomez as Superintendent.
Dr. Gomez had previously served AESD as Interim Superintendent and as its Chief Academic Officer.
The unanimous designation of the district board sees Dr. Gomez, a lifetime educator and experienced administrator, tasked with the duty of continuing the tireless commitment of educating the children of Adelanto.
Upon learning of the appointment, Dr. Gomez gave credit to the Board of Trustees, his students, staff and parents. “It is an honor to work everyday with such a dedicated team who strives for excellence in education. I look forward to working with all stakeholders in our community to continue the great work in Adelanto. Our children are worth every effort,” Dr. Gomez said.
AESD Board President Elaine Gonzales highlighted Dr. Gomez’ effective communication skills and work ethic as key factors for his appointment. “In a very short amount of time, he has managed to bring together all stakeholders to move the district forward. He has accomplished all of this, as our kids’ test scores and education continue to climb.”
As a former teacher, principal and administrative director, Dr. Edwin Gomez views education as the cornerstone of opportunity in life. For him, education and encouragement are very important gifts that give a new generation of students the opportunity at a better future and life.
AESD Board Clerk Teresa Rogers said Dr. Gomez has shown he can lead the district and make tough decisions while being very respectful. “We are very comfortable with him at the helm. Dr. Gomez has a proven track record as an effective educator and I believe he can help us continue the task of making our district the best it can be,” Rogers said.
Dr. Gomez stressed one of his main goals is to equip children with a world-class education to prepare them for the rigors of college and life. Ultimately, Dr. Gomez wants to work with all stakeholders in helping the students of Adelanto become productive members of society. “We are striving to work with all of our students in a manner that meets all of their needs. Showing students that you care for them as learners and as individuals makes a big difference in their lives. As Superintendent, I intend to do that,” he added.
Terms of Dr. Gomez’ contract are still being negotiated and will be released at a later time.