Donald Evans, Ed.D., Partner

Donald Evans, Ed.D. served as the superintendent of Berkeley Unified School District for six years before retiring in 2019. Dr. Evans came out of retirement for 2022-23 to serve as Interim Superintendent for Piedmont Unified School District. Prior to Berkeley Unified School District, he was the Superintendent of Hayward Unified School District. During his tenure in Berkeley, Dr. Evans was Superintendent of the Year for the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators.

Dr. Evans started his education career in 1988 in San Diego Unified School District where he taught grades 4-6 and later became vice principal of an elementary school. He served as principal in Ravenswood and Area Superintendent/Network Officer in Oakland Unified School District. He was the Associate Superintendent of Secondary Education for Compton Unified
School District.

Dr. Evans received his BA from University of Delaware and MA from United States International University and earned his Doctorate of Education from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Evans has led many initiatives and reforms. His areas of expertise include school systems and management, multi-tiered systems for students, community engagement, and managing complex political issues in school environments.

After retiring, Dr. Evans worked with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence which supports local educational agencies (LEAs). He also provided executive coaching for new superintendents and district leaders in the Bay Area. In 2022, Dr. Evans joined California State University, East Bay as a Lecturer.