Las Virgenes superintendent receives LA County training honor – Day by day Information
CALABASAS – Citing his focus on leadership, social justice and diversity, Dan Stepenosky, Superintendent of the Unified School District of Las Virgenes, was recognized with one of its highest honors by the Los Angeles County Office of Education on Wednesday, October 6th.
Stepenosky was named the LA County Office of Education Superintendent of the Year during a surprise ceremony at the Unified School District headquarters of Las Virgenes, Calabasas.
“DR. Stepenosky is a leader in diversity, equality and inclusion,” said Debra Duardo, principal of Los Angeles County, in a statement. “His openness and transparency towards his school community during the multi-year COVID-19 pandemic have information, instructions and support provided so that others can do the same.
“Thanks to his leadership, LVUSD became the first Los Angeles County’s school district to safely welcome students with special needs back to campus in October 2020. With today’s recognition from Dr. Stepenosky we celebrate the leading education providers around the world who put their own needs aside in order to serve the reputation. “
Stepenosky is credited with the fact that the Las Virgenes Unified School District was the first in California to officially adopt Leadership for Justice, Social Justice standards and pledge $ 250,000 in diversity, justice, and inclusion texts for the use of the student library to buy.
Under his leadership, the school district also designed and implemented a social justice program for grade 11, provided 100% of staff with seven hours of bold conversation training, and provided an online library with free access to digital and audio texts for parents and community members. .
Stepenosky will be honored at a luncheon for members of the Los Angeles County Superintendents Collaborative 2021 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on October 22nd.