SOLANA BEACH – The Solana Beach School District recently announced that Sabrina Lee, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, has been named Program and Instruction Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators, or ACSA. , Region 18.
Lee joined the district in 2015 and is respected by her colleagues, especially for how she navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the district.
According to a press release, Lee has been a leader in restructuring the school district‘s instructional model with respect to providing blended and home-based learning options to students.
Lee also created the District Equity Teams, which aim to provide safe spaces for students to learn as well as expanded opportunities for social-emotional learning as part of the curriculum.
“For Ms. Lee, the success of all students begins with a child-centered approach, reflected in SBSD’s (Solana Beach School District) shared vision of ‘Inspiring Wonder and Discovery in Life and Learning'” , and the mission “Where learners find their voice, share their gifts, and move the world forward,” said Solana Beach School District Board Chair Vicki King.
According to CASA, their awards program aims to recognize school leaders for their excellence and “to honor students, administrators and community organizations for their achievements and dedication to public education at the regional and national levels. “.
“I congratulate Sabrina Lee on this well-deserved recognition,” Superintendent Jodee Brentlinger said. “Ms. Lee exemplifies a commitment to excellence, compassion and empathy that radiates through every interaction she has with all educational partners: fellow administrators, school board members, families, teachers, staff, parents and especially students.
Lee will be recognized at the ACSA Region 18 and San Diego County School Boards Association “Honoring Our Own” awards celebration on May 7, 2022.
Solana Beach School District is a K-6 school that was founded in 1925 and serves more than 3,000 students in the Solana Beach area. It includes seven elementary schools and a child development center.
ACSA is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, serving more than 17,000 California educators. This year marks the 50th anniversary of CASA, established in July 1971. The Administrator of the Year awards were first presented in 1991.