Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, Tucson Unified's Superintendent

Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, Superintendent of Tucson Unified School District
1010 E. Tenth St., Tucson, AZ 85719 | (520) 225-6060 | Email: Gabriel.Trujillo@tusd1.org

District 1 Podcasts

  • May 17, 2019

    Transcript (in PDF)
    Topics: Graduation, Sabino Triumphs, Flags, Salaries, OMA Showcase, Finances and Students

  • April 24, 2019
    Topics: Discussing Middle Schools, Camp Cooper, Our Boarder Town, Safford Celebrates
  • April 10, 2019
    Topics: Thank you support staff, neutral dress code, Johnson grade 3, A+ Carrillo, and more!
  • April 3, 2019
    Topics: 2500 Kind Acts, Letter Grades, Davis MSA Award, Pueblo College Prep, Tallmadge
  • March 11, 2019
    Topics: Roskruge and Johnson, Ex Ed Plans, Meg Gebert, Harry, The Block, and Online Updates
  • March 8, 2019
    Topics: Job Fair, CSPAN, Social Workers Week, Odyssey of the Mind
  • February 26, 2019
    Topics: AIA Tournament, ELD Revision, Illuminator Award, #StateoftheDistrict, March
  • February 20, 2019
    Topics: Celebrating great sports and the AIA Tournament, Tucson Unified Honor Band, CTE Diesel and Dental opening Fall 2019, KEYS Internships from 5 high schools
  • February 13, 2019
    Topics: Love of Reading, Championships, Contracts, Roskruge, New Twitter Feed
  • February 6, 2019
    Topics: Job Fairs, Champions, TKAP, LaVetter Gym, Counselors, Black History Month
  • January 28, 2019
    Topics: Magnet Awards, Verizon Grant, Real Enrollment Numbers, HS Expo, UHS Senior Debate
  • January 9, 2019
    Topics: Deseg Lawsuit and Town Hall, 32 New Buses, Awards, Enrollment
  • December 12, 2018
    Topics: Gratitude and holiday wishes to Tucson Unified students, families and staff; PPEL decision; Cultural and religious diversity and expression accepted in graduation regalia; Deseg compliance; Jazz and Zoo Lights
  • December 5, 2018
    Topics: District Successes, Awards and Recognitions, CAP at Sahuaro, the Family Resource Centers

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Meet Your Superintendent

Photo of Dr. TrujilloDr. Gabriel Trujillo is the superintendent of the Tucson Unified School District. He is a lifelong educator currently in his 23rd year of service in public education, starting as a teacher at both the elementary and secondary levels in the areas of English as a Second Language, English Language Arts, and later moving into school and district level administration. Dr. Trujillo has served in numerous administrative roles including assistant principal, principal, human resources director, and as an assistant superintendent here in the Tucson Unified School District. For his work as the principal of Trevor G. Browne High School in the Phoenix Union High School District, the largest comprehensive high school in the city of Phoenix with over 3,200 students, he was recognized as a Rodel Foundation Exemplary Principal finalist in 2014 and was awarded the Phoenix Union High School District's Administrator of the Year award in 2015 for the impressive academic turnaround demonstrated by Trevor G. Browne High School under his leadership. 

Dr. Trujillo accepted his current position as superintendent of Tucson Unified in March of 2017, where, after two years of service, the district demonstrated impressive academic gains as a quarter of the district's schools increased their letter grades for the 2018-19 school year, student achievement in math and English Language Arts increased by 5 to 8% for all tested grade levels on AZMERIT, and dual enrollment and advanced placement courses nearly doubled for the district's high school students. Under Dr. Trujillo's leadership, the district has increased the number of fully integrated schools to almost 30, has been granted partial release from court supervision in its long-standing Desegregation Order, has increased instructional spending to over 51%, has implemented extended day programming for credit deficient students at all of the district's high schools, and has implemented an aggressive expansion of music education and career and technical education programming throughout the district.

As the leader of Southern Arizona's largest school district and Arizona's 2nd largest public-school system, Dr. Trujillo serves about 45,000 students and their families and oversees 89 schools and programs along with district departments and personnel. An Arizona native and long-standing advocate for public education, Dr. Trujillo is a product of the Peoria Unified School District and a proud graduate of Arizona State University, where he earned both his Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He has a commitment to academic success, access, and opportunity for every child, and a vision of excellence in customer service and family and community engagement for the Tucson Unified community. As Tucson Unified's superintendent, Dr. Trujillo has been recognized by the Arizona Music Education Association as its administrator of the year in 2018 for his support and commitment to the expansion of music education throughout the district and has been elected to serve as the President of the Arizona Association for Latino Administrators and Superintendents.

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Superintendent Goals - 2018-2019

The Governing Board approved these goals for the superintendent:
  1. Increase student enrollment
  2. Increase student academic achievement
  3. Increase the amount of district dollars associated with classroom instructional spending in line with the Arizona Auditor General’s criteria
  4. Decrease the number of classrooms without certified teachers of record
  5. Improve school climate and safety

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