Delaine Eastin

Educator | Former CA Superintendent of Public Instruction

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A Timeline of Professional Milestones

1947

Ms. Eastin is born in San Diego, California to Daniel Howard and Dorothy Barbara Eastin.

1969

Ms. Eastin receives a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Davis.

1971

Ms. Eastin receives a Master of Arts in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and she becomes as an instructor at various community colleges throughout California.

1980

Ms. Eastin is elected as a city councilmember for Union City, California.

1984

Ms. Eastin becomes a corporate planner for Pacific Telesis Group.

1986

Ms. Eastin becomes an assemblywoman for the California State Legislature in Sacramento, California.

1988

Ms. Eastin is named Outstanding Business Woman by the American Business Women’s Association.

1990

Ms. Eastin receives the 21st Century Award from the International Alliance for Women. She also named Legislator of the Year for the first time by the California School Board Association.

1991

Ms. Eastin is named Legislator of the Year by the California Media Library Educators.

1992

Ms. Eastin receives the California Coalition for Mathematics Award and the Educational Excellence Award from the California Association for Counseling and Development.

1993

Ms. Eastin is named honorary chair of the California Association for the Education of Young Children.

1995

Ms. Eastin becomes superintendent of public instruction for the California Education Department as well as an ex officio member of the Board of Regents at the University of California and the Board of Trustees at California State University.

1997

Ms. Eastin receives the Distinguished Alumni Award from UC Santa Barbara, and is presented with a Doctor of Humane Letters from Golden Gate University.

1999

Ms. Eastin receives the President’s Crystal Apple Award from the American Library Association.

2001

Ms. Eastin receives the Chairman’s Award from the California Council on Economic Education.

2002

The Delaine Eastin Elementary School in the New Haven Unified School District of Union City is dedicated in Ms. Eastin’s name. She also receives the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Award.

2003

Ms. Eastin becomes executive director of the National Institute for School Leadership.

2005

Ms. Eastin becomes Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Mills College in Oakland, California.

2015

Ms. Eastin receives the UC Davis Medal.

2019

Ms. Eastin receives the California Women Lead Luminary Award and the Janet Rankin Courage to Run Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus.

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