Alameda County Superintendent L.K. Monroe Receives Statewide Honor
HAYWARD, CA -- L.K. Monroe, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools has been selected to receive the 2022 Charlie Mae Knight & Rex Fortune Superintendent of the Year Award by the California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA).
Monroe received the recognition during the Awards Program at CAAASA’s Annual Professional Development Summit on Wednesday night in Sacramento. She serves on the organization's Executive Board, and also is one of 40 African-American Superintendents across the state. Monroe also currently is a Co-Chair on the State Superintendent’s Taskforce on Black Student Achievement.
Said Monroe in her acceptance speech, "I am so grateful. I have been part of CAAASA for many years, and it's an incredible privilege to get to be in the room with all of these incredible leaders.
"Thank you so very much for this award. It's absolutely stunning and the image on it is everything. It's why we do what we do and I am honored to be among the ranks of all of you who show up each and every day for each and every child and especially for African-American students who need us each and every day to be at our best."
Congratulations also go our to Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Oakland Unified School District Superintendent, who was honored with the Ida B. Wells Risk Taker Award.