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Dr. Veronica Aguila

California Department of Education
Director, English Learner Support Division
CA
Veronica Aguila, Ed.D., is the Director of the English Learner Support Division at the CDE. The division oversees the Language Policy and Leadership Office, Technical Assistance and Monitoring Office, and Migrant Education Office and coordinates the CDE’s efforts to address the needs of English learners in California. Previously, Dr. Aguila served as the administrator of the Southern Field Services Office in the CDE’s Early Education and Support Division, administrator of the Curriculum and Adoptions Office, and held various leadership roles in the department. Her career in education includes 32 years in the California public school system as a biliterate ELD teacher, reading specialist, school district and county administrator, and lecturer for the California State University system. She earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership and organizational change from St. Mary’s College. Dr. Aguila’s passion for addressing the needs of English learners comes from her personal experience as an immigrant, former migrant worker, and English learner.