President, Alliance of Excellence Education; Former Governor of West Virginia

Dr. Gabe Soumakian is that rare combination of education visionary, systems thinker, and effective school and district administrator. He transitions constantly from broad concept to deep detail, all the while relating to any audience. I greatly value working with him to advance Future Ready Schools and creating next generation high schools. 


Transforming high schools into 21st century learning environments is Dr. Gabe Soumakian’s passion. As the Superintendent of Oxnard Union High District, he forged strong community partnerships and brought successful programs and technology to the district. As a systems thinker, he has ensured that students have learning opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills needed in today's rapidly changing world and in the future. Dr. Soumakian's extensive knowledge, experience, and dedication make him an exceptional educational leader capable of supporting Superintendents in moving their districts and communities forward with the innovative 21 century learning framework that will impact performance.


Dr. Gabe Soumakian’s leadership provides the vision to help close the achievement gap. His support for AVID, especially the integration of the critical learning strategies to help students succeed is remarkable. He incorporated the strategies not only schoolwide, but districtwide as well.



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