Blanca Cavazos, Ed.D., Associate Partner
Blanca G. Cavazos, Ed.D. served as the superintendent of the Taft Union High School District for over eight years. Prior to becoming Superintendent, she served as Chief Instructional Officer for Kern County Superintendent of Schools. Her previous administrative roles include Task Force Administrator, High School Principal, Assistant Principal of Instruction and Assistant Principal of Special Services. Dr. Cavazos is the Co-Director of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Principals Academy and serves as the Region XI representative to the ACSA Superintendents Council. She has also served as adjunct lecturer for the Educational Administration, Secondary Education, Bilingual Cross-cultural Education and Modern Languages programs at California State University, Bakersfield. Her experience includes coaching administrators at the high school and elementary levels, building collaborative labor-management partnerships, and leadership development.
In 2021, Dr. Cavazos received the Educational Leadership Award from ACSA Region XI. In 2020, she was inducted into the California State University, Bakersfield Alumni Hall of Fame and recognized as Businesswoman of the Year by the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, Dr. Cavazos was recognized as a runner up for the National Association of School Superintendents Superintendent of the Year Award. In the same year, she also received the Superintendent of the Year award from the ACSA Region XI.
Dr. Cavazos has been an educator for 39 years, having served at the elementary, secondary and university levels. She graduated from Arvin High School, (Kern High School District), where she taught and later served as principal for 13 years. Her three sons, who also attended Arvin High, graduated during her tenure there.