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Our Superintendent, Dr. Gabriel Trujillo

Photo of Dr. TrujilloDr. Gabriel Trujillo is the superintendent of Tucson Unified School District. He is a lifelong educator, starting as a teacher with bilingual certification and later moving into administration in roles including assistant principal, principal, human resources director, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. He accepted his current position as superintendent of Tucson Unified in 2017.

As the leader of Southern Arizona's largest school district, Dr. Trujillo serves about 47,000 students and their families and oversees 89 schools and programs along with district departments and personnel. He has a commitment to academic achievement for every child, to providing excellent customer service to families and to ensuring that Tucson Unified is a cornerstone of the community.

Dr. Trujillo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Park University in Kansas City, Missouri, and furthered his education at Arizona State University, where he earned his Master of Education and Doctor of Education.

Superintendent's Goals - 2017-18 and 2018-19

  1. Increase student enrollment
  2. Increase student academic achievement
  3. Increase the amount of district dollars associated with classroom instructional spending in line with the Arizona Auditor General’s criteria
  4. Decrease the number of classrooms without certified teachers of record
  5. Improve school climate and safety

Approved by Tucson Unified Governing Board, October 24, 2017

Photo of lawnmower at historic Safford K-8 school