November 2014 Member Spotlight - Dr. Lily Matos Deblieux
Dr. Lily Matos Deblieux,
Pendergast Elementary School District #92 Superintendent
ALAS Superintendents Leadership Academy (SLA) Alumnni
Career Highlights & Education: Working with diverse student populations throughout the United States and England; BA - Business Administration, University of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; BA - Elementary Education, MA - Educational Supervision, PHD - Educational Leadership; University of Southern Mississippi.
What I like best about my job is: Helping students and parents reach their potential via educational excellence and mentoring aspiring administrators.
The best advice I’ve ever received is: Always make decisions in the best interest of students.
Advice you would give a new superintendent or school system leader: Listen to all stakeholders, be visible in the schools and the community and maintain your integrity in all you do.
If I ever snuck out of work early, I could probably be found: Buying new shoes in my favorite store.
People would be surprised to know that: I interrupted my career in education and owned a Xerox Agency - Widespread Technology, Your One Source for Xerox Equipment and More, for six years prior to returning to education.
One thing I wish more people knew about ALAS is: ALAS is an awesome organization providing excellent professional development and networking opportunities that will help you advance in your career as a professional educator.