Yakima schools superintendent gets positive reviews from board

YAKIMA SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS RELEASE -- The Yakima School District Board of Directors has concluded its annual evaluation of the Superintendent's performance. This year's evaluation affirmed the Board's confidence in Superintendent Beraza's leadership of the Yakima School District. Improved student achievement across the district, especially in those schools that have been historically low achieving, demonstrates the focused emphasis that Dr. Beraza has brought to our district.

The Board will continue to work with the Superintendent on the development of benchmarks and growth indicators geared toward meeting the aspirational goals identified on the District Roadmap and to help inform the community of the district's progress.

A superintendent's job is multi-faceted and Dr. Beraza balances all aspects expected of her, while keeping in mind that all decisions should be made through the lens of what is in the best interests of children.

Under Dr. Beraza's watchful eye, our high school construction projects are progressing well and, when completed, will guarantee that all Yakima high school graduates will have had access to 21st century learning experiences for many years to come.

"We are pleased that Dr. Beraza is part of our team," said Board President Martha Rice. "She is an outstanding, insightful and dedicated educational leader. The Yakima School District, its staff and our students are fortunate to have her at our helm."