Oceanside Unified Appoints Dr. Julie Vitale to Superintendent

The Oceanside Unified School Board appointed Dr. Julie Vitale as the next superintendent for the district. Dr. Vitale began her tenure as superintendent on July 1. 

Vitale is a lifelong champion of students and previously served as the superintendent of Romoland School District, a nearly 4,000-student elementary school district located 22-miles south of Riverside where she increased the achievement for English Language Learners and students living in poverty. She succeeds Dr. Duane Coleman, who retired as of June 30.

"Dr. Vitale’s leadership and proven track record is a welcome addition to our district,” said Board President Ann Corwin. “She will bring a new perspective to the district and is committed to seeing students flourish in our schools and in the community.”

With more than 26 years of experience in education, Vitale has been a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, and district administrator. Her service in education includes tenures as an assistant superintendent at Monrovia Unified as well as school site and district leadership positions at the Corona-Norco Unified School District. She is also an adjunct professor at Concordia University.

“I look forward to working with the Board of Education, district and site leaders, teachers, staff, the community, and most importantly, students and their families, on moving the district in a positive direction,” said Vitale. “I believe everyone has something to offer and it is my personal mission to engage people in meaningful and rewarding work for the good of students.”

Vitale was selected by the Board of Education by a 5 to 0 vote. Her salary will be $250,000 with benefits in the amount of $18,635 per year. Additionally, she will be eligible to receive a $7,090 stipend for earning a doctoral degree.

Photo courtesy of Oceanside Unified School District.



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