Message from the Interim Superintendent
Thank you for your support of the work we do in Los Angeles Unified.
We have much to do to help our students, families, and school communities heal and continue learning.
At the same time, we also have a unique opportunity to transform the way we think about public education, improving the outcomes for many of our current and future students. It’s these possibilities that I’m most excited about. I believe that a good education should not be a privilege, but an opportunity afforded to all.
With one-time federal and state dollars, we have the ability to operate our schools with much-needed resources and supports to properly serve students.
We will seek input from all stakeholders to develop a plan that will allow us to highlight the innovative ways of teaching and learning in our system, and ultimately work with you to select and integrate the things that work best.
Throughout this process our commitment to equity remains steadfast. Our model will allow schools to tailor solutions to the needs of specific students and to innovate in ways we never have before.
Together, we will redefine how we deliver the high-quality education all students deserve.
Megan K. Reilly began serving as Interim Superintendent on July 1, 2021, two years after rejoining the district as Deputy Superintendent. Ms. Reilly has worked in K-12 education for 14 years, following 17 years in higher education. Her first job after college was teaching English in Japan.
Throughout her career, Ms. Reilly has been guided by a life-long passion for learning and the belief that a good education should not be a privilege, but an opportunity afforded to all. The daughter of a third-generation Irish-American and a Japanese immigrant, Ms. Reilly saw first-hand the opportunities an education provided her father after he earned his bachelor’s degree thanks to the GI Bill.
Ms. Reilly rejoined Los Angeles Unified in 2019 after serving as the Chief Business Officer for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. She previously served as Chief Business Officer for Los Angeles Unified from 2007 to 2017. She was an integral member of the leadership team that helped the district navigate through and rebuild following the Great Recession.
Before that, Ms. Reilly served in the Federal Government for 17 years in higher education and research. She worked at the Naval Postgraduate School, first as the Deputy Controller, and then as Executive Director of Business Services and Controller. Ms. Reilly also served as the Controller of the Fleet Numerical Meteorology & Oceanography Center.
She began her career in education as an assistant English teacher in Omura, Japan in the Japanese Exchange for Teachers program, utilizing the opportunity to learn more about her Japanese heritage and travel extensively throughout Asia, Russia and Finland.
Ms. Reilly is a Marion Knott Scholar and graduated cum laude from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She earned a Master of Science degree in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Juris Doctorate from Monterey College of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of California.
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