A call for ‘purveyors of hope, champions of change’ at Santa Ana’s State of the District breakfast

The Santa Ana Unified School District continues to create new learning opportunities and educational options in alignment with the interests and aptitudes of its students. 

SAUSD 110615That was among the key takeaways from the Superintendent’s State of the District and Partners Breakfast, hosted Friday morning by the district’s Board of Education and the Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation.

The event, which drew a few hundred guests to the gym at Godinez Fundamental High School, featured student performances, the recognition of community supporters and an upbeat keynote address by SAUSD Superintendent Rick Miller.

Dr. Miller — he’s pictured above — characterized the district as a mosaic of success stories, each fitting together to form a larger picture of advancement. He backed up that claim by running through recent highlights, including the High School Inc. program at Valley High, Middle College High School’s national Blue Ribbon status, and innovative summer educational opportunities — like the one that brought eight high schoolers to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

“Our job is to be purveyors of hope. Our job is to be champions of change,” the superintendent said, echoing the morning’s theme.

Want to learn more about Santa Ana Unified’s work to prepare students for college and career success? Check out the district’s website.