I would like to sincerely welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. Before our year starts in earnest, I would like to take some time to introduce myself to you. My name is Allan Mucerino. As your new Superintendent, I am excited to lead the William Alvord Unified School District and look forward to our partnership. As a principal for 17 years I value the relationship between students, staff, families, and the community and understand how important those relationships are for high-achieving schools.
I am deeply committed to neighborhood schools that are responsive to the needs of the families who reside in the many unique communities within our district’s boundaries. This is an exciting period in American education and an even more exciting time in Alvord Unified. So many incredible options and opportunities exist for our students in this era of choice. I am deeply honored to lead Alvord at a time when the district is inspired to become a destination for students in the entire region, thanks to the great work of our teachers, support staff, administrators, and parents.
As I begin my first year I plan to learn everything I can about your children…and you are my pipeline to their heart, mind, and soul. Since we have about 19,000 students I will use a variety of strategies to learn about them through you and our schools. I intend to survey families to ensure I capture the opinions of all of our stakeholders.
Your child has hopes and dreams and you have hopes and dreams for them. Education is deeply personal. I will give you a voice in the operations of our school district. And with that, I hope you will trust me and the Board of Education to act in the best interest of your children. Among my goals is 100% parent participation in all of our school’s Parent-Teacher organizations. These important partnerships between parents and schools provide necessary support for educational and recreational needs. But more importantly, partnerships promote open communication between administration, teachers, and parents and build school spirit and pride. Download the Alvord Unified app from the App Store and follow your school or schools today.
I hope you will learn more about me as I learn more about your children and our community. The next section of this letter provides more details about me personally and professionally. Pages’ 4-7 outline my educational philosophy and my goals entering the district. You can learn more about me by visiting my website and follow my Twitter and Instagram feeds @AllanMucerino. Also, follow our district on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @AlvordUnified.
Read the Entry Plan in its entirety here: Superintendent's Entry Plan for Families.