Continuing the recent success of Turlock educators, Turlock Adult School Principal Isaias Rumayor, Jr. was recognized as Adult Education Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators. Rumayor, along with 19 other local educational leaders, was honored for his outstanding accomplishments at the ACSA Region VII Spring Conference in South Lake Tahoe over the weekend.
The ACSA award committee selected the winners of each award from a group of candidates nominated by their peers. The award winners come from all over the region, including Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.
A special evening awards ceremony was held Friday at the conference, where each winner received an engraved award. According to Rumayor, the conference provided him and other administrators the chance to enhance their knowledge in an array of areas, such as education policies, Common Core implementation and effective use of technology in the classroom.
“I have dedicated three years of my life, fully committed to serving the adult learner,” said Rumayor. “Our commitment to the adult learner has been to help develop and achieve personal or academic goals, motivate and inspire responsible learners and instill the necessary character traits to become proactive members of society.”
Rumayor was both shocked and humbled by the recognition, expressing his gratitude for his peers who nominated him for the prestigious award.
“It feels amazing,” said Rumayor. “I have had the honor and privilege of working with staff who are dedicated, committed and determined to serve adult students. I was honored and very moved that they would take the time to recognize me for our efforts.”
Adult education provides significant support to the mission of K-12 schools, said Rumayor, increasing parent involvement in their children’s education and helping parents develop the skills to support their children’s school success through English as a Second Language and literacy. TAS also serves as an opportunity for adults to earn a high school diploma, obtain basic educational training, work toward U.S. citizenship and transition to community college or the workforce.
“I am very proud of what our students have accomplished during their time with us,” said Rumayor. “I look forward to hearing of their personal, academic and professional success in the near future.”