Thursday, April 12, 2012
PGUSD Ralph Porras, superintendent of the year
The Small School Districts Association has awarded Ralph Porras, superintendent of the Pacific Grove Unified School District, the Charlie Binderup Small District Superintendent of the Year Award.
Porras has served the students and families of Pacific Grove USD for more than five years and has become a well-respected leader in the community. He is a man of his word, demonstrated even in difficult situations. He is admired countywide and treats all people - students, parents, community leaders and colleagues - with dignity and respect.
At Monterey County Superintendents Council meetings, Ralph provides valuable and insightful information on current statewide issues. He enhances cross-district planning and volunteers frequently to provide assistance to other school district leaders.
Ralph has also become well known statewide, serving in several capacities with the Association of California School Administrators. He serves as a representative to ACSA's Region 10 and on the statewide ACSA Board of Directors, where he works collaboratively to support Monterey County and California's educational leaders, and ensures all students have the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel.
-- Linda Irving, superintendent/principal
San Antonio Union Elementary School District
Executive board member of the Small Schools Districts Association