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Oakland Unified School District

Meet Our Superintendent

Kyla Johnson-Trammell

Hello Oakland!

The 2023-24 school year will be my seventh year as Superintendent and I look forward to working with our staff and families to ensure a joyful educational experience for our students.

Oakland is home to me.

I was born and raised in East Oakland, attended Montclair Elementary and Montera Middle schools, and have spent almost my entire professional career working at OUSD.

For almost 25 years, I have developed my skills as both an educator and administrator and served students in several capacities including: elementary school teacher; middle school assistant principal; elementary school principal; Director of Talent Development; Associate Superintendent for Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction; Network Superintendent and, most recently, as Interim Deputy Superintendent. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead OUSD educators in service of young people right here in my hometown.

I know we have work to do before every student in the District reaches their full potential. As an Oakland native, I have seen firsthand the strength of this community and the dedication of our educators. The time is now to turn our good intentions into strong results. Together, we can transform OUSD from a school district showing areas of improvement and pockets of success to one that is known for consistent excellence and equity, transparent and honest communication, and quality schools in every neighborhood.

Kyla Johnson Trammell

Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell 
OUSD Superintendent


BA, Communications, University of Pennsylvania
EdD, Educational Leadership, University of California, Berkeley

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1011 Union Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Phone: (510) 879-8000

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