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Date(s) - 12/21/2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Viscount Suites Hotel


He’s been in one of Tucson’s biggest and toughest jobs for just over a year. And he, along with Rotary, is focused on literacy. He’s made it a district-wide initiative — mastering reading skills and achieving literacy at all grade levels and across all subjects.

Dr. Gabriel Trujillo is the superintendent of the Tucson Unified School District. He is a lifelong educator entering into his 20th year of service in public education, starting as a teacher at both the elementary and secondary levels in the areas of English as a Second Language and English Language Arts and later moving into school and district level administration. Dr. Trujillo has served in numerous administrative roles including assistant principal, principal, human resources director, and as an assistant superintendent here in the Tucson Unified School District. During his 10 years of service in the Phoenix Union High School District, he was recognized as a Rodel Foundation Exemplary Principal finalist in 2014 and was awarded the Phoenix Union District’s Administrator of the Year award in 2015. He accepted his current position as superintendent of Tucson Unified in 2017, where after only his first year of service the district demonstrated impressive academic gains as a quarter of the district schools increased their letter grades for the 2018-19 school year.

As the leader of Southern Arizona’s largest school district, Dr. Trujillo serves about 45,000 students and their families and oversees 89 schools and programs along with district departments and personnel. He has a commitment to academic success, access, and opportunity for every child, and a vision of excellence in customer service and family and community engagement for the Tucson Unified community.

Dr. Trujillo is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Supervision and Leadership, and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.