Karla V. Estrada, Ed.D. has spent over 25 years as an outcome focused leader delivering educational excellence and opportunity for all students, because it was education that changed her life trajectory. A proud graduate of Los Angeles Unified School District, she currently serves as the school district’s Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, which includes supervision and support to over 1,000 schools, in the second-largest school district in the country.
Dr. Estrada heads a dedicated team of district and school leaders, working towards achieving educational success for over 460,000 diverse students in the Los Angeles community. In partnership with families, students, and staff, she is responsible for the day to day and long-term instructional efforts with the aim of boldly meeting the strategic goals set by the Superintendent and Board of Education that ensures students are Ready for the World!