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Area 3 Superintendent

Hoover, Kearny and Mission Bay Clusters 

Christina Casillas (@casillas_DrC) | Twitter

San Diego Unified’s Area 3 Superintendent Dr. Christina Casillas has served the students of San Diego for over 20-years. She began her educational career in SDUSD as a classroom student worker at Lewis Middle School where she discovered her passion for working with students. Dr. Casillas’ teaching roles include: special education teacher, diagnostic resource teacher and site support teacher providing district level assistance to schools K-12. Her administrative journey began in 2005 as a Special Education Administrator, Vice Principal, Principal, and Instructional Support Officer. 

Prior to her role at the central office, Dr. Casillas served as Principal of Roosevelt International Middle School, an International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme World School. She is trained as IB Head of School and in IB Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning. She has served as a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation Visiting Committee member and is currently participating in the National Institute of School Leadership (NISL). 

Born and raised in San Francisco, Dr. Casillas moved to San Diego to earn her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology with an emphasis in Cellular Molecular Biology. Discovering her passion for teaching, she pursued a  Master of Arts (MA) in Special Education and a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University.

As a student centered leader, she believes in our collective responsibility to improve student outcome and to provide the highest quality education to all of our students. She is focused on helping leaders collaborate with their school communities in creating systems and structures to ensure equity, access and opportunity for each and every student.

Publication: Translating Values into Practice

Twitter: @Casillas_DrC




4100 Normal St., Rm. 2018
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 725-5602
Fax: (619) 725-7236

Christina Casillas, Ed.D.
Area 3 Superintendent
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Cesia Guizar
Confidential Administrative Assistant
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