Poway Unified: Home to Three Administrators of the Year!

PUSD is honored to call some of the County’s best and brightest school administrators as our own.

  • Greg Mizel, Associate Superintendent of Student Support Services: Student Support Services Administrator of the Year
  • Ken Wall, Director of IT: Technology Administrator of the Year
  • Margaret Godman, Executive Assistant: Confidential Employee of the Year

Greg Mizel

Greg Mizel, Student Support Services Administrator of the Year

When Greg Mizel promotes PUSD’s mission, he truly believes that the word every student should include students with disabilities and those who experience social, emotional, or mental health challenges. His efforts have transformed the educational experience for thousands of students, improving the level of support and care they and their families receive from PUSD: from expanded staffing and much-needed training to safety walks and summits, to universal screenings. Greg lives by the saying: leadership moves at the speed of trust. He prioritizes visibility, accessibility, and is genuinely interested in knowing the aspirations and struggles of the people he leads and supports. He and his team have worked tirelessly to make schools safer and more inclusive, challenging staff to increase opportunities for students with disabilities to learn in the least restrictive environment (LRE).

Ken Wall

Ken Wall, Technology Administrator of the Year

Technology leaders in education need to be strong technically while also thinking like an educator, anticipating stakeholder needs in the essential task of supporting the next generation of learners. Director of Information Technology, Ken Wall, possesses a distinctive blend of technical expertise and empathy, allowing him to comprehend and meet the needs of teachers, administrators, staff, students, and parents. Mr. Wall has worked at PUSD since 2013 and was promoted to Director of IT in 2020 – the most challenging year the district has seen. Mr. Wall has upgraded many of the district’s aging technology infrastructure systems over his tenure, and he also fosters innovation and creativity by exemplifying out-of-the-box thinking, including bringing eSports to PUSD.

Margaret Godman

Margaret Godman, Confidential Employee of the Year

Margaret is an extraordinary Executive Assistant who embodies the essence of commitment to meeting the needs of all students and schools in PUSD. With over 11 years of service, both at the school site level and District level, Margaret has consistently demonstrated an unwavering work ethic, remarkable organization, attention to detail, and a deep dedication to all. She has earned a reputation for being diligent, hardworking, and instinctively attuned to the needs of students and families. Margaret's most impressive qualities are her resourcefulness and her ability to organize district-wide events, down to the last detail. Furthermore, she goes above and beyond to help everyone she encounters, creating a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.

The ACSA Administrator of the Year awards recognize outstanding performance and achievement by individual administrators, and are given at both regional and state levels. Region 18 covers both San Diego and Imperial Counties. Recipients of the awards are chosen based on their demonstration of exceptional leadership, commitment to educational quality, professional growth, and student achievement, and display of creativity and innovation in overcoming issues facing public education. They will be honored at an upcoming celebration in May 2024.