Buena Park superintendent earns statewide honor for advancing equity and success for Latino students

Buena Park School District Superintendent Dr. Ramon Miramontes was recently recognized for his educational leadership by the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA), which named him a 2021 Superintendent of the Year.

Miramontes was presented as the “Honoring Our Own” awardee for Region 6 — which includes San Diego, Orange, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino counties — for demonstrating exceptional leadership in advancing equity and success for Latino students and their families during the 2020-21 school year, according to a district press release.

“This award is a very humbling experience, but it is not my award alone. To me, this recognition is about the tireless work of everyone in our district,” Miramontes said in a statement. “I’m lucky and honored to work with the best teachers, staff and administrators in the country – their work means our students are succeeding, growing and getting better every day.”

Since arriving in Buena Park in 2018, Miramontes has developed and expanded a variety of services to serve the district’s more than 4,500 students. More specifically, during the COVID-19 pandemic he extended online student support time, implemented regular award events to encourage students to persevere and established a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Buena Park that allows students to use the Club’s facilities and internet.

During his more than 30 year career in education, Miramontes has served as a classroom teacher, middle school assistant principal, elementary and K-8 principal and director of personnel at Norwalk-La Mirada Unified and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

The California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators advocates for the continued development and placement of Latino educational leaders who are committed to quality public education.