Delia Castillo

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
Closing the DEI Gap in Authorizing
According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 68% of charter school students are students of color and nearly 59% come from lower-income households. Unfortunately, most educational organizations, including...
New School Application
What’s possible today? Who can start new, high-quality, innovative, and equitable schools? Is it possible for community members, talented educators, or the next generation of leaders to start a new...
Third Thursdays
NACSA provides professional development opportunities, online courses, resources, and publications that are specifically designed to help authorizers and other school leaders grow and network. Third Thursdays, an ongoing virtual learning...