Champion of Change
Alumnus honored by White House
Gonzalo La Cava, ’09 | Area Superintendent,
Fulton County Schools’ Central Learning Community
In recognition of International Education Week Nov. 17-21, we’d like to introduce one of the many College of Education and Human Performance alumni who are making a difference in the world.
For his extraordinary work to educate the next generation of Americans, the White House honored Gonzalo La Cava, ’09, on Sept. 22 as a “Champion of Change.” La Cava and other honorees have distinguished themselves by devoting their time and energy to creating opportunities for young people to succeed, particularly in low-income communities.
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the event showcased these leaders and their exceptional contributions to Latino communities and this country.
La Cava is the area superintendent for Fulton County Schools’ Central Learning Community, a grouping of 23 schools surrounding the city of Atlanta, which includes more than 18,000 students. La Cava works with each school’s leadership to achieve unprecedented academic results for all students and to guide its leaders in day-to-day operations and management.