The Los Alamitos Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Sherry Kropp, has been selected as the 2018 Superintendent of the Year for Orange County and will be honored at a special awards dinner on May 7 hosted by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). Dr. Kropp began her career in 1978 as an English, math, and biology teacher and head coach for volleyball and softball in the state of Washington before returning to Southern California where she grew up and graduated from high school. She has been serving in Los Alamitos Unified School District since 1985 and has been the Superintendent for seven years. Prior to being named the Superintendent, she was a teacher, assistant principal, and interim principal at Los Alamitos High School, a principal at Laurel Continuation High School, and a Director and Assistant Superintendent at the District office. Sherry considers it a privilege to work in Los Alamitos Unified, where staff, families, and community members join together to nurture, cherish, and support the success of young people.
Dr. Kropp has served in a variety of capacities for several non-profit organizations and currently serves as a Board Member for the Los Alamitos/Seal Beach Rotary Club and the Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce. She was selected as the Teacher of the Year twice at a middle school in Washington, Administrator of the Year while the Principal at Laurel, and received the PTA Honorary Service Award twice, as the Assistant Principal at LAHS and as the Superintendent for Los Al. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration, and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership. She is passionate about public education, loves her work and the people she works with, and fondly says, “Los Al is a great place to live, work, and go to school.”
Providing the best possible educational experiences for all students is the driving force behind Dr. Kropp’s exceptional leadership. She is visionary and courageous, and she supports our excellent staff who provide robust programs in academics, athletics, activities and the arts. There is no fiercer advocate and champion for students than Dr. Kropp! She understands the incredible impact one caring adult can have on a student and loves it when adults “let their eyes light up” when they see and interact with young people. She leads with a heart for children and inspires others to believe in unlimited possibilities as we help develop caring, capable, and competent students. She dreams big and wants students to dream big, too.
Congratulations to Dr. Kropp for being the 2018 District Administrator of the Year and the 2018 ACSA Superintendent of the Year for Orange County.
This article was released by the Los Alamitos Unified School District.