Edward Lee VargasDr. Edward Lee Vargas just recently joined the AVID Center as Executive Vice President for National and International Programs in 2015. He brings a wealth of highly successful multi-state and international leadership experiences and accolades as Superintendent of Schools in multiple states, as evidenced by being named State Superintendent of the Year in California in 2006 and State Superintendent of the Year for Washington in 2014.

Dr. Vargas is a nationally recognized speaker on leadership for creating high performing school systems grounded in equity and excellence for all, and Distinguished Lecturer on “School System Readiness to Transform”, keynoting numerous state and national conferences, including the National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC on 21st Century Skills, speaking at USA-China Educational Symposiums in China and presenting at Microsoft’s Global Forum on Technology in Prague, in the Czech Republic in 2012 and in Barcelona, Spain in 2014.

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