Gustavo Balderas

Superintendent and AASA President-Elect, Beaverton School District (Ore.)

Gustavo Balderas joined the Beaverton School District as superintendent, on July 1, 2022.

Balderas is a nationally recognized educator known for his equity-driven leadership, who has a proven track record of ensuring that all students achieve academic success as well as social-emotional growth. His numerous awards include the 2021 Champion for Equity Award from the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, 2020 Oregon Superintendent of the Year Award from the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators, and 2020 National Superintendent of the Year Award from AASA.

Balderas received his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Oregon University and his Master of Science degree from Portland State University. He earned his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Oregon. In addition to the awards mentioned above, Balderas also was recognized as the 2020 Latinx Educator of the Year by the Oregon Association of Latino Administrators and the 2020 Mike Kneale Educational Excellence in Leadership Award winner by the Educational Research and Development Institute.

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