GSE alumnus, Victor Vergara, ’17, is one of 16 Latino educators across the US chosen for the Superintendents Leadership Academy by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS). This is a yearlong leadership development program to prepare the next generation of Latino superintendents.
Vergara, who emigrated from Chile in 1995, completed the PSU Bilingual Teacher Pathway program and the Initial Administrator’s Licensure program, all while working for Woodburn School District. He was promoted to assistant principal of Woodburn’s Valor High School and in 2012 was named Oregon Assistant Principal of the Year by the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators.
Vergara completed the Educational Leadership Doctorate program in 2017 and is now the Director of Bilingual Education for Walla Walla School District in Walla Walla, Washington.