Dr. Lily De Blieux, current Superintendent of the Adelanto (CA) Elementary School District, was approved as the next Superintendent of the Pendergast Elementary School District during a special meeting of the Governing Board Friday, March 14, 2014.
De Blieux replaces Dr. Ron Richards who has served as Pendergast Superintendent for 16 years before announcing his retirement for the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Richards, the longest-tenured Superintendent in the West Valley, spent his entire 37-year career in the Pendergast District. The Governing Board engaged The Network for Educational Access, LLC, in November to conduct the search process.
De Blieux was named Superintendent of the Adelanto School District, located near Victorville in San Bernardino County CA., in 2013. The District has 13 elementary and middle schools. She previously served as Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education in Monterrey, CA. and has been a Principal in the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson AZ and in the District School Board of Collier County, Naples FL.
She received her Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Southern Mississippi.