Dr. DeLeon served as the Chief of Secondary Schools for the Fontana Unified School District since July 1, 2014. In that position, she led the district’s efforts to improve secondary student performance through the alignment of site-based professional development with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), the development of college and career pathways, and the establishment of programs and strategies which promote equity and access for all students.
As a public school educator for nearly 23 years, primarily at the secondary level, Dr. DeLeon served as a high school teacher, assistant principal, principal, Secondary Instructional Specialist and Director of Professional Development, Assessment and Evaluation, before becoming Chief of Secondary Schools. She also serves as a delegate to the College Board Academic Assembly. Throughout her career, she has worked to close the achievement gap by nurturing strong parent and community engagement, while promoting a culture of collaboration, support and collegiality for all stakeholders.
Dr. DeLeon earned her doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne, as well as master’s degrees in secondary education and educational administration, and recently completed the Stanford Program for Educational Leaders. She has also been certified as a leadership coach by the Association of California School Administrators and holds a School Business Management Certificate.
Dr. DeLeon believes “It is a great honor to serve as superintendent of the Oxnard Union High School District and steward of a district vision of high academic achievement, endless post-secondary options and powerful futures for every student.”