Meet the Interim Superintendent
"High-quality public education is the civil rights issue of our century."
Before stepping into the role of OUSD Interim Superintendent, Devin Dillon served as Deputy Superintendent of Academic Social Emotional Learning and Chief Academic Officer of Oakland Unified School District.
Prior to working in Oakland Unified, she was Director of Elementary Schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In this role, she led a network of 16 school principals and schools. In just one year, Devin was recognized as an outstanding Director and promoted to the position of Director of Common Core for the entire West region. In this role, she led the transition to Common Core for a total of 154 schools from Elementary to Secondary, in all content areas.
Previously, Devin served in Denver Public Schools in a variety of roles for fifteen years. Her roles in Denver included: classroom teacher, Literacy coach, Instructional Specialist for Literacy, Director of Instructional Networks, Assistant Principal and Principal. Devin was Principal of Marie L. Greenwood K-8 Academy for four years. In this position, she led the improvement of the school academically, including becoming an AVID demonstration school in grades 4-8. Devin started her teaching career as a Reading intervention teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. After two years of teaching in Charlotte, she was named Harris Teacher of the Year.
Devin was the first in her family to attend and graduate college. She has two children, 8 and 5 years old.
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Political Science, minor in Women’s Studies from Chico State University; MA in Contemplative Education from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado; and PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Denver.