Sonoma County Office of Education Hiring Leadership to Focus on Equity
The Sonoma County Office of Education and Dr. Adrian Palazuelos have reached a tentative agreement for Palazuelos to serve as a deputy superintendent beginning in 2023.
Palazuelos will be joining the leadership team of superintendent-elect Dr. Amie Carter. Under her direction, he will bridge efforts by multiple SCOE departments involving equity opportunities for students and diversifying the educational workforce, as well as college and career readiness, which includes career technical education.
Palazuelos will be working to accelerate the efforts Carter identified during her campaign to help build a teacher workforce and educational leadership team more reflective of Sonoma County's diverse student population.
"People of color are underrepresented in our teaching workforce and in leadership positions in Sonoma County's schools," Carter said. "Adrian's track record of recruitment and staff development at the district and school site levels make him an ideal partner as we seek to build upon work to better meet the needs of our students."
Palazuelos brings to SCOE experience at all levels of educational leadership, where he has provided support to principals and staff at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. He has led bond campaigns and grant applications that have secured funding to advance efforts around career technical education, developing and improving preschool programs, and student health.
"I am deeply honored and humbled for the opportunity to join Superintendent Carter and the leadership at the county office of education," Palazuelos said. "In my new role, I look forward to supporting our school districts and the students they serve throughout Sonoma County."