Dr. Leslie Boozer was appointed the new Superintendent of Dublin Schools on June 14, 2016 by unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Boozer is the 5th Superintendent to serve Dublin students since the District was unified on July 1, 1988, and just the third in the last two decades.
Dr. Boozer, an Indiana native, served as the Superintendent in Fontana, located about 50 miles east of Los Angeles beginning in November 2013. The 12th-largest school district in California, Fontana’s 45 schools serve a diverse student population of more than 43,000 students.
Under Dr. Boozer’s leadership, Fontana Unified saw a significant increase in graduation rates, A-G completion rates and student achievement. In addition, she has overseen the construction and the instructional planning for a Pre-International Baccalaureate/Dual Immersion elementary magnet school, which will open August 2016.
Prior to leading Fontana, Dr. Boozer served the
students and families of the Chicago Public Schools, first as the Chief of
Staff to the Education Team then as Chief of the North-Northwest Side High
School Network. In this position, she supervised several of the top schools in
Chicago and the state of Illinois, including the number one school in the state
at the time, Northside College Prep High School. She has also served as
the Chief of Human Capital Initiatives in the Rochester (NY) City School
A few of Dr. Boozer’s many honors and awards include:
• Co-chair of Collaborative for Superintendents for the American Association of School Administrators beginning in 2014
• Vice President for the California City Superintendents
• Executive Board of Directors for Alignment San Bernardino
• Graduate from the Stanford University Executive Program for Educational Leaders
• Recognized twice by the California Middle School Alliance for Leadership
Dr. Boozer began her professional career as a business litigation attorney in Ohio. She transitioned to education and began her teaching career as a high school teacher in South Los Angeles. Dr. Boozer was then accepted to the prestigious Urban Superintendents Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, wherein she earned a Master’s degree in Education and a Doctorate of Education.
Dr. Boozer’s hometown is Oaktown, Indiana and she grew up in both Indiana and Kentucky.