The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) has named Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Sandra Lyon Superintendent of the Year due to her outstanding leadership, it was announced this week.
ACSA Region 14 is one of 19 regions which divide the state geographically, and serves 14 school districts within Los Angeles County.
“I am so excited and thrilled for her,” said School Board Member Laurie Lieberman upon hearing the news. “Sandy Lyon has the character, the leadership skills and the level of accomplishment to make her eminently worthy of this award.”
Lyon will now be in the running for State Superintendent of the Year.
The Association of California School Administrators was established in 1971. ACSA is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the nation, serving more than 14,500 school leaders.
Lyon was hired by the Santa Monica-Malibu school board in 2011. Before that she served as the chief leadership officer in the Palmdale Unified School District. Lyon is a 28-year education veteran.