Stephanie Gregson, Ed.D.
Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
California Department of Education
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Stephanie Gregson, EdD, was appointed as the Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the California Department of Education (CDE) on March 1, 2020. She is responsible for the overall operations and administration of seven branches where she serves as lead learner, convener, and facilitator, ensuring all students in California are well cared for and well prepared for the future.
Stephanie has more than 21 years of experience in public education and started her career as an elementary school teacher in the Sacramento City Unified School District. As a teacher, principal, and district leader in curriculum and instruction, she anchored her decision making upon the belief that every student deserves the opportunity to thrive in an ideal learning environment.
A lifelong learner, Dr. Gregson earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, Sacramento. In 2016 Stephanie earned a doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, helping to expand her understanding of the research and scholarship of educational theory to apply that knowledge as a practitioner in a school and district.
Dr. Gregson has held multiple key roles at CDE, including serving as the Deputy Superintendent of the Instruction and Measurement Branch and Director of the Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division. She was responsible for the development of state standards, curriculum frameworks, managing statewide assessments, school and district supports, and the collection and reporting of educational data. Her past positions have enabled her to amplify the importance of the interdependency of high-quality curriculum, instruction, and assessment through several key projects.
As the Chief Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Gregson is in an ideal position to leverage her experience toward supporting leaders and students in the state’s educational systems through increased collaboration among constituents. Dr. Gregson aspires to close the achievement gap by providing every child in California with a solid framework of learner support with student needs at the center.