Dr. Grant Litfin to be Honored as ACSA’s 2019 California CTE Administrator of the Year
- November 7, 2019
- Posted by: Cuselleration
- Category: News
Tustin Unified School District Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services, Dr. Grant Litfin will be honored by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) as its 2019 California Career Technical Education (CTE) Administrator of the Year on Friday, Nov. 8, at the ACSA State Leadership Summit Awards Ceremony in San Francisco.
“There are thousands of school administrators in California representing 19 regions and to be chosen as CTE Administrator of the Year is quite an accomplishment,” Superintendent Dr. Gregory Franklin said. “Grant is an outstanding educational leader who is making a tremendous difference in Tustin Unified schools by expanding STEM and CTE opportunities for all students.”
Last spring, Litfin was named ACSA’s 2019 Orange County and California CTE Administrator of the Year. ACSA annually recognizes outstanding administrators for their leadership skills, professionalism, creativity, innovation and commitment to a quality education. Litfin represented the Tustin School Management Association in the ACSA Administrators of the Year program.
Litfin has worked in public education for 18 years – the past seven in Tustin Unified. He oversees the Informational Technology Department, Career Technical Education (CTE), and Enrollment/Transfers. During his time in the District, Litfin has established business partnerships, coordinated CTE Pathway courses, and has helped oversee TUSD’s annual College Night and Career Fair. He also serves on the Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Steering Committee, OC Pathways Executive Committee for Orange County, State Strong Workforce Selection Committee and Tustin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Since Litfin has come to TUSD, the District has added CTE coursework to all six middle schools, started a K-12 robotics league with teams from all 29 schools, expanded computer science and high school engineering programs, and implemented a high school career pathway program culminating in a capstone class and recognition at graduation for 13 different pathways. Through his efforts in grant writing, Litfin has secured millions in funding that has helped TUSD build and sustain programs in areas such as media/film, visual imagery, graphic design and engineering. Due to Litfin’s support and coordination, Tustin Unified has a thriving CTE program throughout the District, especially at the high school level.
“I’m honored to receive this recognition, and I’m even more excited that the amazing CTE programs our teachers have built are being recognized at the county and state levels,” Litfin said. “Years ago, our school board set a clear vision for the growth of College and Career Readiness and placed it among our most prominent academic goals. TUSD’s talented administrators and teaching staff took that vision and make amazing things happen for students on a daily basis.”