Oakland: Kyla Johnson-Trammell to Become Superintendent of Schools on July 1

New Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell visits with fourth grade students at Hoover Elementary in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education this week approved the contract making Kyla Johnson-Trammell the next superintendent of schools.

She officially begins July 1, taking over for Interim Superintendent Dr. Devin Dillon.

Born and raised in East Oakland and a third-generation Oaklander, Johnson-Trammell attended Montclair Elementary and Montera Middle School. She holds a communications degree from the University of Pennsylvania and earned an EdD from UC Berkeley in Educational Leadership.

“I am honored by this opportunity to guide such an important organization in my hometown. To lead the teachers and staff of OUSD has been a dream of mine since I first stepped into a classroom as a professional,” said Johnson-Trammell.

“I am excited by the progress our district has made and look forward to tackling the challenges that lie ahead,” she said.

Johnson-Trammell has served more than 18 years in numerous capacities including elementary school teacher, middle school assistant principal, elementary school principal, Director of Talent Development, Associate Superintendent for Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Network Superintendent and Interim Deputy Superintendent.

“Dr. Johnson-Trammell has all the qualifications our students, community members and staff prioritized as most important in the next Superintendent,” said Board of Education President James Harris. “We are confident that Dr. Johnson-Trammell has the background and dedication to effectively lead our district into the future.”


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