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Nicole DeWitt - Senior Executive Director

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Nicole DeWitt currently serves as an Executive Director for the San Diego Unified School District primarily supporting high schools and overseeing related programs, such as those provided by the Department of Restorative Justice Practices. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both English and Spanish from the University of Redlands, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Cross-Cultural Education from National University. 


Mrs. DeWitt began her career in education in August of 2001 as a Spanish and English teacher for a local private school. In March of 2002, she was hired by the Grossmont Union High School District to teach Spanish at Granite Hills High School. During her time at Granite Hills, she also served as an AVID teacher, EL Coordinator, and Coordinated Early Intervening Services teacher overseeing the development and implementation of a school-wide academic intervention program. Her efforts within the classroom earned her the Biliteracy Award in 2012 and Teacher of the Year recognition for the 2013-14 school year. In July of 2015, she accepted an administrative position at Valhalla High School and became the assistant principal overseeing master schedule development, counseling, English Learner programs, academic interventions, credit recovery, and school-wide ELA assessments.  


In November of 2017, she was offered a principalship within the San Diego Unified School District at Scripps Ranch High School. As a principal, her main focus was on improving school climate and culture for the students, staff and families of the Scripps Ranch community. In addition to the development of the school’s "Falcon PRIDE" program, Mrs. DeWitt also collaborated with local community partners to establish critical academic and social/emotional interventions to enhance student achievement and support a safe, collaborative, and inclusive environment.


During her time as an administrator, Mrs. DeWitt has shared her experiences designing systems of support to address academic as well as social-emotional needs as a breakout session presenter for the San Diego County Equity Symposium in 2018 and California Student Mental Wellness Conference in 2019 and 2020.