Delia Castillo

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Delia Castillo

2019 NACSA Leader

Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education

Dr. Delia Castillo is a coordinator in the Charter School Office of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) since 2017. In this role, she oversees county-authorized charter schools and reviews charter appeals. Previously, Delia Castillo worked in the Charter Schools Division of the Los Angeles Unified School District for five years, where she oversaw up to 24 independent and affiliated charter schools and reviewed charter petition applications.

Her extensive background in the field of education spans 20 years of site-, district-, and county-level experience, having served as an administrator, teacher, school plan writer, and a school founding team member. Delia Castillo earned her Doctorate in Education from Pepperdine University.

Delia plays in the Sterling Flute Choir and LACOE’s Aloha Ukulele Ensemble.


Most Recent Posts
President Biden’s Proposed Increase in Education Spending Could Be a Boost for Charter Schools
On Friday, President Biden released his “skinny budget”, a proposal for fiscal year 2022 containing top-line spending numbers. Congress rarely takes up the President’s proposed budget wholesale, but the proposal,...
What Happens When You Take the “Independent” Out of Independent Chartering Board
Maine and Hawaii are two of 17 states with an independent chartering board (ICBs). ICBs are a type of charter school authorizer often called a state charter commission. Where they...
Rebuilding Our “Love Bubble” To Take Care of Our Charter School Community
This piece was written by Arthur Samuels, Executive Director, Pagee Cheung, Principal, Princess Francois, Assistant Principal of Math & Science, and Dwayne James, Social Worker & Director of Diversity, Equity,...