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California Department of Education Announces New Division Director for Career and College Transition Division

Posted on 09/27/2016

Donna Wyatt is the new Career and College Transition Division Director at the California Department of Education (CDE). State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, made the announcement on September 14, 2016.

A long-time educator, Wyatt has more than 25 years of experience teaching, developing, and administering Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. Since July 2011, she has worked as the manager of Curriculum and Instruction Career Technical Education (CTE) for the Oakland Unified School District’s Linked Learning office, working with teachers to create CTE curriculum and build out career pathway courses that help connect students with internships and mentorships in a wide variety of fields such as engineering, manufacturing, and media arts.

A native of Long Beach, Wyatt holds a bachelor’s degree in vocational education from California State University, San Bernardino, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from California State University, East Bay.

In her new role, Wyatt will oversee efforts to support local educational agencies to improve performance in secondary education, adult education, CTE, workforce development, and distance learning programs. She replaces former Career and College Transition Division Director Russell Weikle, who retired in May.

The Adult Education Office welcomes Donna to the CDE.

Source: CDE News Release External link opens in new window or tab

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