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Message from Our Superintendent

Superintendent Message

September 2022

Dear Altar Valley Families, 

Can you believe we have already completed our first month of school! I am proud to announce that it has been a great start to the New Year. To help us prepare for this New Year the Altar Valley 
Governing Board has finalized the district goals naming it our Blueprint for Success for the 2022-2023 school year to support the district’s mission, vision, and values created last year.

AVSD Blueprint for Success has three goals that will guide us for the upcoming year in the areas of:

High Expectations for Academic Growth
Community Collaboration
Lifelong Learning and Professional Development

Please visit our website to view the Blueprint at:

www.altarvalleyschools.org/Altar-Valley-Strategic-Plan

Below are some important updates: 

September 12 - All Grandparents are invited to join their special student for lunch

September 15 & 16 - Parent Teacher Conferences 

September 21 – AVSD Family Fun Night at AVMS 5:30 pm 

October 1-The 15th Annual Three Points/Robles Junction Community Festival 3–7 pm at Robles Elementary 

Come Build, Grow, Flourish, & Succeed by Joining the AVSD Team! 

We are seeking qualified substitute teachers, after school tutors, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, and maintenance techs to join our team. Those interested in working in the Altar Valley School District should go to the website and complete an application at www.altarvalleyschools.org.  

Substitute Teacher – Work as many or few days as you like earning $125 day.

After School Tutor / Special Interest Club tutor - Tutors can earn up to $30 an hour. 

Bus Driver – Do you have your CDL or are you just interested in learning more about joining the AVSD team and driving a bus? If so please contact us to find out more about the great opportunities in AVSD! 

I am looking forward to a great year! 

Your Proud Superintendent, 

Dr. David Dumon

Dr. David Dumon
Superintendent
Altar Valley School District
ddumon@avsd.org
(520) 822-1484

DR. DAVID DUMON COMPLETES AASA NATIONAL SUPERINTENDENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Dr David Dumon

The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) selected 30 superintendents from across Arizona to participate in the National Board Certification Program, a 20-month professional experience designed to bolster the effectiveness of superintendents across the nation. The program followed a cohort model and supported leaders with the knowledge, skills, and practices to advance, guide and support superintendents to be future-ready as they enhance learning opportunities for students. The AASA National Superintendent Certification Program provided a real-time focus on key issues that superintendents are facing today. Congratulations, Dr. Dumon!

CONGRATULATIONS, DR. DUMON!

Congratulations to Dr. David Dumon for being selected to receive ASA’s All Arizona Superintendent Award for the Small Size School Districts.

Dr. Dumon is superintendent of the Altar Valley School District in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Dumon and the Governing Board have developed a strong rapport that centers on common goals around students achievement and an understanding that the schools are social and cultural anchors in the small community of Three Points. Within the first year, he and his board created a strategic plan that focused on students achieving both personal and academic excellence. The strategic plan has guided the district toward their goals and is revisited frequently with stakeholders.

Dr. Dumon identified, adopted, and implemented a comprehensive core reading program during the beginning of his tenure. He led the restructuring of the K–8 literacy instruction to include rigorous Tier I instruction and targeted Tier II and Tier III interventions.

He is involved with professional development, instructional coaching, and implementation of DIBELS benchmark screening for teachers and administrators. He believes data should be used to guide teaching, learning, and professional development.

The district is a key partner in the annual Three Points Community Festival where Dr. Dumon serves on the planning committee. At this annual event, the Three Points community, a rural, unincorporated area 25 miles west of Tucson come together. Board members, staff, and community partners come together each Thanksgiving to cook, serve, and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner for families in need. During the pandemic Altar Valley School District partnered with Pima County and provided fresh food boxes to more than 30 families each month.

He is guided by the word of Lewis Carroll, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” Dr. Dumon cares deeply about teaching and learning. He appreciates school isn’t easy for everyone (him included) and that each child has a right to quality instruction. He visits classrooms, playgrounds, and attends extra-curricular events and enjoys taking on the role of motivator-in-chief. You may see him as Professor “Dumon”-dore from Harry Potter, reminding Altar Valley School District students that they have the magic within them to succeed, the Last Jedi inspiring students to find the force within themselves to achieve, or putting the “Super” in Superintendent as Altar Valley Man.

Altar Valley School District is a social and cultural anchor in the Three Points community. It serves nearly 600 students, encompassing nearly 700 square miles of high Sonoran Desert and mountains situated between metro Tucson and the Tohono O’odham Nation.