Welcome to the Goleta Union School District
Solid Evidence of Student Success
Superintendent – Dr. Donna S. Lewis
Dr. Donna S. Lewis has a richly varied educational background including instruction, student services, special education, human resources, finance, facilities and more. Her experience with students ranges from preschool through college. She has served in a variety of educational settings from large urban school districts with diverse students, Title I schools, and large English Learner populations, to close-knit districts in affluent areas. Dr.Lewis has a proven track record of being a collaborative leader and facilitating student success.
She has been recognized for her service in diverse environments with the Multicultural Education Committee Award, led a school to achieve the California Distinguished School Award and was named Outstanding Administrator by the PTA. Dr. Lewis also has expertise in reciprocal partnerships to enhance programs and services for students and has presented internationally and locally on this topic. She has supported progressive instructional programs including dual immersion, STEAM/STEM, International Baccalaureate, Project-Based Learning, and Montessori.
Dr. Lewis shares, “Goleta Union School District is inspiring because of its successful instructional programs, diverse student population, outstanding staff and close-knit community that values intimate neighborhood schools. I believe in success for all students and I am honored that the Board of Trustees has selected me to be Superintendent and continue the District’s mission to maximize academic, intellectual and personal growth for each student.”
Dr. Lewis earned two associate of arts degrees in Dance and Theater Arts at De Anza College, Cupertino, CA. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts and a master’s degree in Special Education at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. Her doctoral degree is in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.
Dr. Lewis comes from the heart of Silicon Valley where her grown daughter resides. She loves to sing, dance, attend sporting events and has a passion for coastal environments
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Department Staff and Contact Information:
Dr. Donna Lewis
(805) 681-1200 x201