Superintendent, Hayward Unified School District
Dr. Donald Evans started his teaching career 26 years ago in San Diego Unified School District in San Diego, California. He was a teacher and administrator for almost 10 years before starting a District Charter School in Ravenswood School District in East Palo Alto, California. After two years of starting the K-8 school, East Palo Alto Charter School was the highest performing school in the district.
In 2000, Dr. Evans left East Palo Charter School and became the principal of Burckhalter Elementary School in Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, California. In one year, Burckhalter made the highest gains in English Language Arts out of all elementary schools in the district. After one year, Dr. Evans became an Area Superintendent in Oakland Unified School District. He remained in that position for seven years supervising principals.
In 2009, Dr. Evans went to Compton Unified School District in Compton, California as the Associate Superintendent of Secondary Education. In those three years, the secondary schools made considerable gains in all academic areas.
Currently, Dr. Evans is in his second year as Superintendent of Hayward Unified School District. He is in the process of rolling out the 3R’s for 21st Century Success for the School District. The 3R’s are Rigor, Responsibility and Results.
Dr. Evans is from Lewes, Delaware. He received his Bachelors of Arts from University of Delaware in Political Science and English, Masters of Education from United States International University and his Doctorate of Education from University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Evans takes great pride in building relationships with all stakeholders. He is not a leader that thinks inside of a box or a status quo person. He is dedicated to ensuring that all kids receive a quality education. His goal is to make dreams a reality for all students.