Scott Siegel has been named the Association of California School Administrators’ State “Professor of Education of the Year.”
Ceres Unified School District’s superintendent will be honored for his work as an adjunct professor at Stanislaus State on Nov. 8 in San Francisco.
“I’m very appreciative of the recognition,” Siegel said.
“I’m not surprised in the least bit,” said Steve Merchant, principal of Sam Vaughn Elementary in CUSD and one of Siegel’s former students. “Of all the people I’ve worked with in three different school districts, he’s a fantastic example of what a leader should be. The biggest thing he does well is build relationships with people. He takes time to give feedback, provides resources and makes you feel important. He’s one of the reasons I wanted to become an administrator in Ceres.”
Siegel started working for Stanislaus State in 2012.
He teaches a semester course on fiscal and human resources once a year through the college’s education administration program.
“I had Dr. Siegel as a teacher in 2013,” Merchant said. “It wasn’t an easy class. He challenged me.”
“I’m blessed with really good students,” Siegel said.
This isn’t the first time Siegel has been recognized by ACSA. He won the Region 7 “Professor of Education of the Year” award in May. Siegel received Region 7 Superintendent of the Year honors in 2015. He was named Business Services Administrator of the Year for the state and region in 2009.
Siegel was named Stanislaus County “Teacher of the Year” in 1997. He taught math and science at Ceres High School.
“I always have great people working with me,” he said. “It makes me loot better than I am.”