AASA-USC Urban Academy Participant Named Superintendent at California School District


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – May 17, 2016 – California’s Pleasant Valley School District (PVSD), located in Ventura County, recently named Angelica Ramsey as its new superintendent.

Ramsey is currently the associate superintendent of educational services at the Santa Clara County Office of Education in San Jose, Calif. She is also among the 2015-16 cohort of educators participating in the AASA-University of Southern California Urban Superintendents Academy.

“I can attest to the success of the [Academy],” said Ramsey. “The topics covered and the readings have allowed me to be a more reflective leader. The unprecedented access to current leaders, a faculty of practitioners, an amazing mentor, and a national network of brilliant and passionate cohort peers all supported me with the confidence to apply and successfully attain a superintendent position this spring.”

“We believe Dr. Ramsey will have a long term commitment to our district and our community,” said PVSD Board President Suzanne Kitchens in a press release. “Her core values of student priority, teamwork, professionalism, hard work and accountability are a match for our district.” Kitchens said the board will work with Dr. Ramsey this summer on goals and priorities for the new school year. Ramsey begins her tenure with PVSD on July 11, 2016.  

Ramsey earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Liberty University and published a dissertation entitled Nuestra Voz: A Critical Ethnographic Study of Latina Principals. She also received an educational specialist degree from Liberty University. She holds a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Texas at El Paso and a bachelor’s degree in film studies from the University of the Pacific.

For more information about the AASA-USC Urban Superintendents Academy, visit the AASA website.


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.