Dr. Lupita Hightower is AZ Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Lupita Hightower standing by the American flag

Dr. Hightower was named AZ Superintendent of the Year at the Arizona School Administrators conference in October 2022. Humbled by this honor, Dr. Hightower credits the entire Tolleson ESD education team for the amazing accomplishments and culture they have helped to establish here. She is incredibly worthy of this honor, and an excerpt from her nomination demonstrates that here:

“Dr. Hightower is perhaps one of the biggest and best champions in Arizona for public education. In these challenging times, she does not allow the challenges and divisions we are experiencing to get in the way of finding the resources and leading her students, families, staff, and entire education community forward. She can work with any business, political, or community leader to get the job done. As a sought-after speaker and leader, Dr. Hightower builds bridges, trust, and relationships that benefit public education and all the students, teachers, and staff members in Arizona. She is an icon in public education in Arizona where her smile, positivity, passion, authenticity, and advocacy make the state a better place for all children.”

Dr. Hightower now represents our state in the American Association of School Administrators nomination for Superintendent of the Year! Congratulations, Dr. Hightower, this award is well-deserved, and we are grateful to have you as our leader at Tolleson ESD!

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