Dr. David Verdugo has enjoyed a prolific career in education that spans over 40 years. He served as the superintendent of schools for the Paramount Unified School District for nine years before retiring in 2013. Dr. Verdugo has also served as an interim superintendent, assistant superintendent, director of secondary education, principal, teacher and coach.
Dr. Verdugo’s extensive experience includes school facility management, budget development, implementation of technology programs, employer/employee relations, curriculum and instruction strategies, and organizational development. He has successfully serviced students of diverse populations and socioeconomic levels in urban and suburban settings and he is a leader who is known for mobilizing the resources available to a school district to reach board goals and successfully increase public support and confidence in public education.
Dr. Verdugo received the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, National Outstanding Educator Award in 2013, the California State University-Long Beach Outstanding Superintendent Leadership Award in 2012 and he was named Superintendent of the Year Region XIV by the Association of California School Administrators in 2008.
Currently, Dr. Verdugo serves as the executive director of the California Association of Latino Superintendents and he is a partner at Leadership Associates. In addition, he is a former governing board member of the American Association of School Administrators as well as the former Superintendents Leadership Academy Director for the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents.
Dr. Verdugo earned his bachelor’s degree from Whitworth College, his master’s degree from University of LaVerne and his doctoral degree in educational administration from University of Southern California.