Principal Moves to Regional Superintendent

Former ELL Student Becomes Area Superintendent
Posted on 07/24/2019
 Valerie Zuloaga-Haines

Valerie Zuloaga-Haines was recently appointed as the Central Region Superintendent, continuing her rise through the ranks of the Palm Beach County School District. As a graduate of Forest Hill Community High School, Zuloaga-Haines is excited about giving back to the public school system that put her on the path to success.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the next Central Region Superintendent,” Zuloaga-Haines said. “Especially in the community I grew up as a student as well as a professional.”

Zuloaga-Haines began her journey as an educator in 1992, working as a fourth, fifth, and sixth grade teacher in the District. The majority of her career has been in administration, serving as an assistant principal in elementary and middle schools for seven years, principal at two elementary schools over the course of nine years, and four years as an Area Director.

In her new role, Zuloaga-Haines will oversee the 54 schools in the central area, bringing high expectations and a student-centered focus. She is looking forward to collaborating with the schools and the community to build on the work of her predecessor and help her region reach the next level.

“I am bilingual and able to communicate with the Hispanic community,” she said. “I will be connecting with the community, and reaching out to the municipalities to improve the quality of education of all our students, because kids come first.”

Valerie Zuloaga-Haines replaces Dr. Frank Rodriguez, who was appointed superintendent of the Beaufort County School District in South Carolina.

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