Pittman Charter School Principal Adrienne Machado was recognized this week as the Distinguished Administrator of the Year by the California Association for Bilingual Education. Under Machado’s leadership, Pittman established a Spanish-language immersion program in 2010.
From Stockton Unified: “Machado was cited for her passion and effectiveness teaching bilingual students. Adrienne was a former principal at McKinley School and later the first principal at Pittman in central Stockton, which also serves a large population of Spanish speakers.”
Said Olivia Sosa, director of multilingual education for the San Joaquin County Office of Education, “As an administrator Adrienne is a tireless advocate for improving the education and lives of her students. “She has a profound understanding for the importance of parental involvement and cultural pride.”
Stockton Unified Superintendent Steve Lowder added: “We are very proud of Adrienne. She has demonstrated instructional leadership that has translated into an ever-improving education for her students.”
Machado was honored Thursday in Long Beach.