With today’s Los Angeles school board meeting about to get underway—and Superintendent John Deasy’s future expected to be decided behind closed doors—I started thinking about the rapid succession of leaders who have passed through the district in recent years.
Here’s a little history for those of us who may be a little fuzzy on who has been in charge of the nation’s second largest school system over the last decade.
Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District Roy Romer points to a chart showing the rise in API test scores for high school seniors in the school district during a hearing of the Senate Education Committee, in Sacramento, Calif., in 2006.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, listens as the new superintendent of Los Angeles public schools, retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David L. Brewer III, speaks at news conference on Oct. 25, 2006, in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Unified School District’s Superintendent of Schools Ramon Cortines chairs a budget meeting in 2009 in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy explains the need to transform Crenshaw High School in South Los Angeles starting in the next academic year, after the board approved a drastic overhaul during a board meeting in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2013.
A version of this news article first appeared in the District Dossier blog.