David Montes de Oca

David Montes de Oca
Chief of Improvement,
CORE Districts

Montes de Oca is chief of improvement at CORE Districts. He supports the design and expansion of developing district capability and capacity as improvement organizations. He previously worked for the Oakland Unified School District as senior deputy chief of continuous improvement, and as associate superintendent of quality, accountability, and analytics; prior to that, he managed school turnaround and school redesign. Montes de Oca is a founding board member of several arts and education-based nonprofits; has served as adjunct faculty in education leadership at Cal State University; was principal at Urban Promise Academy, and a K–12 teacher for Santa Cruz City Schools across the Pasadena and Glendale Unified School Districts.

updated 2018

Publications by David Montes de Oca
Changing Mindsets and Empowering Stakeholders to Meaningfully Manage Accountability and Improvement
School accountability and improvement policy are on the precipice of a paradigm shift. While the multiple-measure dashboard accountability approach holds great promise for promoting more meaningful learning opportunities for all students, our…