Donald Evans, Ed.D.
With 30 years of experience in education, and now in his sixth year as Superintendent for the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), Dr. Donald Evans has focused his leadership on ensuring that the “silos of excellence” that can be found in many districts are strategically replicated to ensure high quality education for all students. Throughout his career, Dr. Evans has focused extensively on curriculum and professional development. He has supported the transition to the Common Core State Standards, established a Professional Learning Community approach to process improvement throughout the BUSD, and strengthened the Response to Intervention and Instruction model to support students with learning and behavior needs.
Dr. Evans earned his Doctorate in 2010 from the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, in association with the Leadership in Educational Equity Program. His dissertation topic was on “Understanding Why Principals Leave or Stay in Challenging Schools.” He received his Masters of Education from United States International University, and his Bachelors of Arts from University of Delaware.