Berkeley Unified School District Superintendent Donald Evans has been honored with the Marcus Foster Distinguished Educator Award from the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA).The award letter from the Association said, “You have been selected by a panel of educators for your exceptional talents and leadership qualities and for making a significant impact in the field of education. You have served as an inspiration to educators and community stakeholders alike.”
“I’m honored to receive this award,” said Dr. Evans, who is now in his fifth year as BUSD’s Superintendent. “This award embodies all the work that I’ve done in my 30 years of education from a teacher in the San Diego Unified School District to being the Superintendent of the Berkeley Unified School District.“
Dr. Evans was honored for the leadership training and professional development provided over the past several years for CSAAASA. He started the First Annual Recruitment Fair for African-American administrators, and each year along with Linda Darling Hammond, he brings together top African-American researchers to help identify, support and provide strategies for educational justice for African American and other underserved students in California.
The award was presented at the CSAAASA’s Annual Professional Development Summit in Sacramento on March 14, 2018.