The Alvord USD Board of Education unanimously selects Allan J. Mucerino, Ed.D., current Superintendent of the Duarte Unified School District, as the new superintendent on April 19, 2018.
Allan J. Mucerino is scheduled to begin June 15, 2018. Rich Thome and Marc Ecker are serving as interim superintendents and will be here until Mucerino begins.
“Dr. Mucerino’s knowledge of innovative strategies, his deep knowledge of what our students need, outstanding leadership and teaching practices and local experience and credentials are a great match for our Alvord Unified community," Board President Julie Moreno said. "He is known for work in bringing communities together around a common goal. His outreach to all segments of the community and his attention to accelerating student achievement have been demonstrated in his past work. He believes in creating a strong team, always focused on student performance."
In Duarte, he increased graduation rates, institutionalized research-based student support programs including PBIS, MTSS, and AVID, and implemented a variety of college and career pathways and Early College programs. His transformational work in Duarte is especially noteworthy.
He considers it a privilege to have been selected as the next Superintendent of the Alvord Unified School District and is humbled by the opportunity. He looks forward to working collaboratively as a member of the District’s Governance team and with our students, staff, and education community of Alvord USD.