FUESD’s Lillian Perez Shines Bright as a State “Celebration of Leadership” Award Winner

The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) proudly announces the prestigious recognition of Lillian Perez, Director of Expanded Learning, who has been honored with the esteemed Celebration of Leadership Award by the California Department of Education (CDE). This distinguished award underscores Lillian’s remarkable commitment and innovative leadership in advancing after-school educational opportunities for the students of Fallbrook.

Under her guidance, FUESD has experienced a transformative shift in their approach to after-school programs, emphasizing collaboration, community engagement, and the nurturing of positive relationships between District staff and Community-Based Partners.

Monika Hazel, Superintendent of FUESD, expressed her deep pride in Lillian Perez’s achievements, stating, “Lillian Perez’s work in reimagining our Expanded Learning Opportunities in Fallbrook has been truly exceptional. Her leadership has brought our District and community partners closer together, creating a collaborative and supportive environment to serve our students and families. Lilly’s efforts have  improved the culture and attendance of our after-school programs, ensuring our students have access to outstanding opportunities.”

Lillian Perez, in response to receiving the award, stated, “I am deeply honored and humbled to receive this recognition from the California Department of Education. This award is a testament to the incredible collaborative efforts of our District staff, community partners, and the dedication of the entire Fallbrook community. Together, we have created a supportive and enriching environment for our students. I am inspired to continue our work, striving to provide even more extraordinary opportunities for our young learners.”

Her recognition as the recipient of the Celebration Leadership Award by the California Department of Education underscores her inspiring impact in the field of after-school education. The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District commends Lillian Perez for her remarkable contributions and eagerly anticipates her continued leadership in creating extraordinary opportunities for their students.

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