State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that he has appointed Lisa Constancio as Deputy Superintendent of the Operations and Administration Branch of the California Department of Education (CDE). The branch oversees the apportionment of state and federal resources to local educational agencies (LEAs); assistance to LEAs for fiscal and business aspects of public schools; school facilities and transportation; and CDE budget, accounting, information systems, and personnel services. Constancio is the former director of the School Fiscal Services Division and the Charter Schools Division.
“Lisa brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience after over 13 years of dedication to the Department in various roles,” said Thurmond. “As the former director of our Charter Schools Division, she was a key player in navigating the recent statewide Charter Task Force and helping to ensure equity for all students. Her competencies over multiple areas have shown her value as a leader, and I couldn’t be more excited to have her vision and skill set to lead this branch.”
Prior to joining CDE, Constancio was the Operations Manager for the Department of General Services’ Office of Public School Construction, where she worked with leaders of the charter community in crafting the regulations for the $1 billion Charter School Facility Program funded through state general obligation bonds. She has a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento.