North Orange County Community College District Trustee Michael Matsuda, and long time friend of LiberalOC, has been appointed by the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees a Superintendent for the district. Founded in 1898, the AUHSD has a student population of approximately 31,000, making it one of the largest school districts in the state.
The following announcement came in from AUHSD:
ANAHEIM—Following a rigorous selection process, the Board of Trustees of the Anaheim Union High School District on March 11 approved the appointment of Mr. Michael Matsuda as superintendent, effective March 17.
Trustees praised Mr. Matsuda for his exemplary and far-reaching leadership in addressing the broad needs of students in the AUHSD to ensure they are college and career ready.
“Mike is a home-grown educator with deep roots in the community and a deep understanding of what it takes to provide an excellent educational opportunity for all students,” said Board Clerk Annemarie Randle-Trejo. “His work and his vision have impacted AUHSD’s teachers and administrators, and thereby positively impacted the lives of countless students.”
“Mr. Matsuda is deeply committed to creating 21st century educational conditions and opportunities that enable all children to become actively literate, contributing, and participating members of our society,” added Board President Brian O’Neal.
Mr. Matsuda knows the AUHSD well. His 21 years as an educator in the District include teaching at Orangeview Junior High School and Oxford Academy, and as a District administrator overseeing professional development for more than 1,300 teachers and administrators. He has helped build professional capacity in the areas of lesson design and Common Core implementation, as well as conflict mediation, poverty, diversity, and positive behavioral support.