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Carlsbad Leader Honored as Superintendent of the Year
Posted 5/13/22

Carlsbad Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Ben Churchill was recognized as the 2022 Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) for Region 18, encompassing sixty school districts in San Diego County and Imperial County.

Dr. Churchill was presented the award at the 20th Annual "Honoring Our Own" Awards Dinner, co-sponsored by ACSA Region 18 and the San Diego County School Boards Association (SDCSBA) on May 7, 2022.

Dr. Churchill is completing his sixth year as superintendent in Carlsbad Unified. Some highlights of his tenure include the 2018 passage of Measure HH, the district’s community-supported $265M facilities bond to modernize schools across the district; recognition of Carlsbad in 2020 as a “Best Community for Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation; and recognition of the district in 2022 as a California Pivotal Practice Award Program winner for innovative practices.

Dr. Churchill serves as an advisory member of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as a member and current vice-chair of the Classroom of the Future Foundation Board of Directors, as a member of the California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Section (CIF-SDS) Board of Managers, and as a member and past chair of the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) Board of Governors. He is currently the president of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 18 Greater San Dieguito Charter and serves as ACSA Region 18’s Vice President for Legislative Action.