Ms. Eastin is born in San Diego, California to Daniel Howard and Dorothy Barbara Eastin.
Ms. Eastin receives a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Davis.
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.
Ms. Eastin is elected as a city councilmember for Union City, California.
Ms. Eastin becomes a corporate planner for Pacific Telesis Group.
Ms. Eastin becomes an assemblywoman for the California State Legislature in Sacramento, California.
Ms. Eastin is named Outstanding Business Woman by the American Business Women’s Association.
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.
Ms. Eastin is named Legislator of the Year by the California Media Library Educators.
Ms. Eastin receives the California Coalition for Mathematics Award and the Educational Excellence Award from the California Association for Counseling and Development.
Ms. Eastin is named honorary chair of the California Association for the Education of Young Children.
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.
Ms. Eastin receives the Distinguished Alumni Award from UC Santa Barbara, and is presented with a Doctor of Humane Letters from Golden Gate University.
Ms. Eastin receives the President’s Crystal Apple Award from the American Library Association.
Ms. Eastin receives the Chairman’s Award from the California Council on Economic Education.
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.
Ms. Eastin becomes executive director of the National Institute for School Leadership.
Ms. Eastin becomes Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Ms. Eastin receives the UC Davis Medal.
Ms. Eastin receives the California Women Lead Luminary Award and the Janet Rankin Courage to Run Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus.