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Superintendent

Lamont Jackson

The Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District is Dr. Lamont A. Jackson.

 

Dr. Jackson was named Superintendent on March 7, 2022 by the Board of Education, following a year-long, transparent superintendent recruitment and selection process shaped by public engagement.

 

The Board of Education first appointed Dr. Jackson to serve as Interim Superintendent in early 2021, after President Joe Biden nominated former Superintendent Cindy Marten as U.S. Deputy Education Secretary.

 

A native of San Diego, Dr. Jackson began his career as an educator where he attended school as a child: in the San Diego Unified School District.

 

During his more than 30 years with the district, Dr. Jackson has held the position of teaching assistant, teacher and coach; principal of Montgomery, Challenger and Wangenheim Middle Schools; and Chief Human Resources Officer.

 

Lamont Jackson and studentsMost recently, Dr. Jackson served as Area 2 Superintendent overseeing schools in clusters for the Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Morse and University City Learning Communities.

 

Dr. Jackson has led a partnership with the San Diego Education Association to develop a new growth and development model for educator effectiveness and empowerment. He is passionate about collaborating with principals and teachers to improve student achievement.

 

Lamont Serving as a mentor for African American males has been a great source of pride for Dr. Jackson, who believes in a philosophy of opportunity, inclusion and equity. His desire to nurture all learners is fundamental to his work.

 

Dr. Jackson graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and social sciences. He also holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of San Diego. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two teenage sons.