Superintendent Credentials

Dr. Linda Arzoumanian has a diverse background in education, leadership, and public service.

EDUCATION

Ed. D. Early and Middle Childhood-NOVA UNIVERSITY, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
M. Ed. Human Relations-OHIO UNIVERSITY, Athens, OH
B.S. Home Economics Education-STOUT STATE UNIVERSITY, Menomonie, WI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ADMINISTRATOR

PIMA COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS – Appointed to fill vacant term December 1999. Elected to office January 2001. Responsible for the annual flow through of 3/4 billion dollars of revenue for 15 school districts, assist and oversee information and publication of ballot information for School District override, bond and recall elections, appointment of Governing Board members for school districts and the community college, manage special education programs, Governing board of the Pima County Accommodation School District, register home schooled students, distribute Arizona Attorney General opinions to 17 school districts, record teaching certificates in Pima County, provide information to general public on alternative programs and educational options, support and oversee Pima County Spelling Bee, manage Regional Support Center, BIZFEST and IT Challenge.

DIRECTOR MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS – CODAC Behavioral Health Services, Inc. Jan-Dec 1999
Responsible for contract review, compliance monitoring and supervision of functions related to management information systems, data collection, processing, and staff supervision.

DIRECTOR CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES – CODAC Behavioral Health Service, Inc. 1995-1999
Training, supervision and evaluation of multicultural/bicultural staff involved with local, state and federal programs in accordance with agency policies and procedures in areas of prevention, intervention and treatment programs for a comprehensive behavioral health agency. Responsible for design, implementation, coordination and evaluation of the SAMHSA grant (Integrated Family Services) aligning education, prevention, early intervention and treatment for children 0-8 and their families. Responsible for programs, project development and grants management. Responsible for a behavioral health managed care program for 400 children 0-18. Collaboration with service providers in education, public health, child welfare, and behavioral health.

COORDINATOR COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES – CODAC Behavioral Health Services, Inc. Tucson, 1993-1994
Coordination of a five-year demonstration grant utilizing family systems and multiple domains theory. Development and quality assurance of a child care facility meeting all guidelines for licensing, reimbursement and national accreditation. Development and direction of an early childhood education-training program funded by the Arizona Child Care Administration. Collaboration with public and private agencies. Preparation of accurate, timely, comprehensive reports and renewal applications involving multiple funding sources.

ADULT INSTRUCTION

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR – CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE, Coolidge, AZ. 1990-1998

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR – PRESCOTT COLLEGE, Tucson, AZ. 1990-1991
Instructor for adult students in certificate, credential and educational degree programs.

ADULT EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – Parkersburg, WV. 1967-1969 Eau Claire, WI. 1964-1965

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

CURRICULUM SPECIALIST – TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT K-3 Programs 1990-1992
Implemented classroom observations and staff development for a full day kindergarten program for at-risk children. Developed, implemented and evaluated a training program for the use of observation techniques as a developmentally appropriate form of assessment in the early childhood classroom. Developed and implemented a staff development program for bilingual paraprofessionals consisting of a professional development plan, career ladder, an educational program for college credit. Provided large group staff development in-services related to early childhood curriculum.

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT – TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 1988-1993
Developed, implemented and evaluated a curriculum-based program for three-year-old children and their parents aligned with a Chapter I program for four year olds. Collaborated in the development of portfolio-based assessment, in the implementation of new assessment procedures.

LEAD TEACHER – TANQUE VERDE LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL 1988-1989
Lead teacher in program for three year olds with an active parent involvement component.

ADMINISTRATOR-TEACHER – FISHKILL METHODIST NURSERY SCHOOL 1976-1984
Fishkill, NY. Responsible for all activities regarding the operation of the school.

GRANTSMANSHIP

GRANT WRITER/GRANTEE – CODAC Behavioral Health Services, Inc. 1993-1999
Successful acquisition of $6,902,975.00 for educational, health, behavioral health, recreation, and nutritional programs for children and their families.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Member

  • Tucson Association for Education of Young Children – Past President
  • Metropolitan Education Commission – Commissioner
  • Work Force Investment Board - Youth Council – Co Chair 2000/2001
  • Planning Committee – 2004 - Current
  • Catholic Community Services Foundation – Founding Member
  • Stout University Foundation Board
  • Arizona Business and Education Coalition – Board of Directors 2002
  • Business and Education Roundtable/Executive Committee
  • American Association of Educational Services Agencies – Federal Relations Representative - AZ
  • Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • P- 20 Council Collaboration with University of Arizona and Pima County School Districts
  • AZ READS Task Force – Member
  • Educational Leadership Program Advisory Board
  • Open Inn Board of Directors
  • Arizona Humanities Council
  • Arizona Humanities Council/Centennial Programs, Projects & Events Committee
  • Pima County-Tucson Commission on Addiction Prevention & Treatment
  • Detention Education Advisory Board
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact/Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Committee (DMC/JDAI)
  • West Regional Equity Network Board

Past Member

  • School-based Services Committee (Community Partnership of Southern Arizona)
  • TUSD/Independent Citizens Committee (oversight of district-wide desegregation)
  • TUSD Early Childhood Advisory Committee (oversight of at-risk and state funded programs)
  • Arizona Department of Health
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Treatment and Prevention Committee
  • CPSA -Youth Services Team
  • Family Resource and Wellness Center Advisory Committee
  • Southern Arizona Early Childhood Network
  • City of Tucson HOPE VI Advisory Member for Wellness Center
  • Learning and Child Care Centers
  • Community Partnership of Southern Arizona Editorial Advisory Board
  • Children's Community Council
  • Children's Coordinating Council
  • Pima County Health Department Maternal and Children's Health Advisory
  • Connie Chambers Early Childhood Education Center Advisory Committee
  • Aurora Foundation Board of Directors – Chair
  • Arizona State Board of Education – July 2002 - January 2003
  • Greater Tucson Leadership Class 2002

VOLUNTEER:

Tucson Unified School District committees – Core Curriculum, TUSD 2000, Curriculum and Instruction Council, Superintendent's Advisory Cabinet, Instructional Technology Bond Advisory Committee, Special Education Preschool Advisory Committee, TUSD/TEA Committee on Site Based Decision Making 1988-1997, Governing Board Curriculum Committee, Citizens Budget Reduction Committee Chair, Served on 7 staff selection committees for administrative appointments. Attended national conferences representing the TUSD community. Kenyans Working Together for Good Governance (host to two Kenyan women) 2006 & 2007.

SCHOOL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL – 1985-1990
Led council consisting of representatives from 104 school sites and reported directly to the Governing Board of Tucson Unified School District.

DUTCHESS COUNTY CHILD DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE – Poughkeepsie, NY
Appointed and served 1979-1981. Collaborated with public and private agencies to enhance services to meet the socio-economic needs of the families in Dutchess County.

MID-HUDSON ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN
Leadership responsibilities included county coordinator for programs, workshop organizer and leader for groups of 200+ and participant in local, county, tri-county, state and national levels. Participated in National Leadership Conferences.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Association of University Women, Stout State University Alumni Association, Arizona School Administrators, Arizona School Board Association, Arizona Association of County School Superintendents, Arizona Small and Rural Schools Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Phi Delta Kappa, Pima County Superintendent's Strategic Planning Team, Pima County School Board/Superintendent/ Collaborative, Women's Study Advisory Council

CERTIFICATES/ ENDORSEMENTS

Arizona Certificated K-12 Vocational Education, 7-12 Secondary Education, Community College - Lifetime

RECOGNITION / HONORS

  • Validator of early childhood programs for the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs NAEYC.
  • Central Arizona College Early Childhood Education Advisory Board
  • Who's Who in America – 61th Diamond Edition
  • Who's Who of American Women – 2007 Edition
  • Who's Who in American Education – 4th - 7th Edition
  • International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women – 3rd - 6th Edition
  • International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement – 3rd Edition
  • Who's Who in the World – 13th - 27th Edition 2005
  • International Directory of Distinguished Leadership 1997
  • Tucson Unified School District Recognition, 1987, '88, '89, '90, '94

PUBLICATIONS

Improving the Skills and Confidence of Early Childhood Public School Teachers in Their Use of Observation Techniques ED 352 127

Increasing Community College Child Development Associate (CDA) Advisor Skills in Recording Observations as a Component of a Competency-Based Assessment ED 367 506

CODAC's Intervention in a Needy Community Outcomes, Innovations & Best Practices V1 Issue 2 Spring 1999



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