In addition to her duties as a school and community liaison, Acevedo will also oversee staff professional development, and handle the district’s public relations duties. In addition, Amber will supervise Professional Growth in the District with an emphasis on non-instructional staff. Superintend Axford said, “We have wonderful Professional Development offerings for certificated staff, but we have always needed to support our non-instructional staff with training opportunities. Amber will definitely focus her work in this area.”
“Mrs. Acevedo is a highly effective communicator, with the knowledge and skills to lead, build community relations, establish goals and attain results,” Axford said. “Her excellent record of promoting student success, along with her life-long dedication to the students and families of this community make her the perfect choice for this position.”
Acevedo, a third generation educator, credits her family with instilling the love of education in her. She is excited to come out of retirement and embark on this new journey. “I retired when my DROP ended, but I always knew that I would return to the world of work,” Acevedo noted. “This position gives me an opportunity to contribute to what I am passionate about-education. I look forward to working with the schools and communities to continue sharing news and information about our district goals, programs and accomplishments.”
Acevedo’s in-depth perspective and historical knowledge about the education and programs in the district, proficiency as an administrator, teacher and coach, coupled with her journalism background, will allow her to continue to make a positive impact in the community she loves. In a time when Covid-19 has forced school districts to re-invent nearly every aspect of education, the need to disseminate accurate and timely information is paramount to supporting schools and communities. Acevedo’s new role will ensure that the tie between school-home-community is a strong one for many years to come.