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Release: #19-43
June 5, 2019
Contact: Cynthia Butler
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Superintendent Thurmond Appoints Dr. Stephanie Gregson as California Department of Education Deputy Superintendent

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that he has appointed Stephanie Gregson, EdD, as the Deputy Superintendent for the Performance, Planning, and Technology Branch (PPTB) at the California Department of Education (CDE).

Dr. Gregson is the former Director of the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division at the CDE. During her tenure as Director, her division developed frameworks for history and social science and health education. Dr. Gregson also led the largest state adoption of instruction materials for kindergarten through grade twelve science and the development of standards updates, including the first-ever state kindergarten through grade twelve Computer Science content standards.

“Stephanie is a dedicated and dynamic educator who brings a tremendous level of knowledge and expertise to her new role,” said Thurmond. “Her guidance was critical to the success of the Department’s most recent curriculum updates and adoptions, and she will bring that same leadership and experience to her new branch. I am pleased that she will take the helm and continue the innovative work that the branch is doing to improve student success throughout the state.”

Dr. Gregson started her education career as an elementary school teacher in the Sacramento Unified School District. She also worked as a district coordinator of reading and intervention programs and was an elementary school principal in Tracy. Prior to joining CDE, she was a Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Learning at Davis Joint Unified School District.

As the Deputy Superintendent for PPTB, Dr. Gregson’s duties include managing the development and administration of all statewide assessments, such as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP); school and district interventions; and the collection and reporting of educational data.

Dr. Gregson earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, Sacramento. She received a doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University.

Dr. Gregson replaces Keric Ashley, who retired in March. She started in her new role as Deputy Superintendent on May 31.

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Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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