Karla Estrada, EdD

 Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, 
Los Angeles Unified School District

Dr. Karla Estrada is a bilingual-bicultural education leader committed to closing opportunity and achievement gaps, serving previously as the Chief Academic Officer at the Council of the Great City Schools and as the Deputy Executive Director for the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE). At CCEE, a statewide agency charged to lead instructional improvement and transformation support with school districts and charter schools, Dr. Estrada worked collaboratively with national content experts and other state agencies such as the California Department of Education, County Offices of Education and Special Education Local Plan Areas.

Dr. Estrada has spent over 20 years as an educational leader committed to successfully addressing educational opportunities for all students. Before her time with CCEE, Dr. Estrada served as the Deputy Superintendent for the offices in the Academic and Student Support for Equity Team (ASSET) within Boston Public Schools.

Throughout her educational career, Estrada has led efforts and collaborated with others to transform systems driven on compliance to those engaged in attaining successful instructional outcomes for all students. Her background as a teacher and administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District has been critical in building meaningful partnerships with schools and local and central offices.

Dr. Estrada obtained her Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from Loyola Marymount University by examining English language development among over 22,000 English learners with specific learning disabilities in an urban school district.