INTERIM ANNOUNCEMENT & CONTRACT APPROVAL
The Board is conducting a national search for a permanent candidate, who is expected to begin by July.
Dillon will begin on Feb. 1, when current Supt. Antwan Wilson become Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.
Dec. 14, 2016 – The Board of Education (BOE) announced this evening that Deputy Superintendent Devin Dillon, PhD has been offered the opportunity to serve as the Interim Superintendent of Schools for Oakland Unified School District.
“My fellow Directors and I believe that Dr. Dillon is eminently qualified to continue the strategic direction of the District,” said BOE President James Harris. “She has led the academic work that has put the District on its current trajectory, and we are excited to offer the Interim position to someone who knows firsthand how to get things done in Oakland.”
During her 20-year career in education, Dillon developed her expertise in serving students, families and staff as an instructional assistant, teacher, assistant principal, principal, director, and here in OUSD as Chief Academic Officer and Deputy Superintendent. Dillon was the first person in her family to attend college and has gone on to hold a PhD in Educational Administration, a Master’s Degree in Contemplative Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.
“All of us at OUSD have worked diligently to ensure our schools are on the rise. With graduation rates up and suspension rates down, I am committed to our current strategic direction,” said Dillon. “As an educator, I believe the promise of public education is a civil rights issue here in Oakland. Together, we will continue serving the whole child to ensure that every student thrives.”
The Board will explore contracting with a search firm to provide candidate search services for the permanent position. Filling the superintendent vacancy is expected to take about six months.
James Harris, President of the Board of Education, spoke Tuesday, Nov. 22, about the resignation of Supt. Antwan Wilson, who will become the next Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.
In California’s most diverse city, Oakland Unified School District is dedicated to creating a learning environment where “Every Student Thrives!” Nearly half of its 50,000 students speak a non-English language at home.
Each of its 126 schools is staffed with talented individuals who unite around a common set of values: Students First, Equity, Excellence, Integrity, Culturally-Responsive and Joy. OUSD is committed to preparing all learners to excel in college, career and community.