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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
Holding Up a Mirror: What to Expect at 2021 NACSA Virtual Leadership Conference for Charter School Authorizers
As educators, we need to recognize the significance of this moment for charter school authorizers. The pandemic has interrupted schooling for millions of children–widening achievement and opportunity gaps that we...
Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story
Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130...
Amid Change, Our Autonomy and Community Are Our Strength
This blog post was written by Dr. Sana Shaikh, who served until this spring as Director of School Operations at Rise Prep High School, an autonomous school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Rise...