Delaine Eastin

Delaine Eastin is a native Californian who was elected to a city council, the state legislature, and as Superintendent of Public Instruction, the first and only woman to serve in our state's history. She championed class size reduction, standards not only in English, history, science, and math, but in the arts at all grade levels, better nutrition and gardens in school. She advocated for expanded child development, increased resources for education generally, a longer school day, and more technology in our schools. Subsequently, she was Executive Director for the National Institute for School Leadership and a Mills College Professor.