Monday, January 24, 2011

Local principal nomated for principal of the year award

This from a reader:
Maria Luz Agudelo, the principal at New Traditions Creative Arts Elementary School in San Francisco, has been nominated for the Elementary Principal of the Year Award by San Francisco, Region 5, of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). ACSA Region 5 consists of San Francisco and San Mateo counties and serves 25 districts and more than 300 schools educating 158,000 students.

ACSA is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the country, serving more than 16,000 school leaders. The mission of the organization is to support California¹s educational leaders; ensure all students have the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel; and champion public education.

As a parent of a kindergartener at New Traditions, I am thrilled that Ms. Agudelo has received this nomination. Her tireless work on behalf of our children is an inspiration to me as a parent and an educator. When I asked my daughter why she likes her school, the first thing she said was, "The people at school are really, really nice, especially the principal."

Lisa Borah-Geller
Program Manager


  1. Congratulations to Ms. Agudelo.

  2. Yeah! She works tirelessly for her school and no matter what gets thrown her way, always has a smile.

    Hope she wins!!!

  3. She's awful. I'm really surprised.

  4. I'm so proud of having her as our principal. She is great. She listens and makes good decisions.

  5. She's great. She's awful. She's the best. She's the worst. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. People see things as they wish to see them. I don't know anything about Ms. Agudelo, but I congratulate her for being nominated and I wish her luck.

  6. I've found this principal to be consistently difficult to work with. Many parents have shared similar stories.

  7. Our experience with her has been positive,supportive and nurturing. We find her to be flexible and student oriented.