Dr. Christopher DeLoach, Commissioner

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 DeLoach, Dr. Christopher

 

Dr. Christopher DeLoach, Commissioner

 

Dr. Christopher DeLoach was born and raised in Louisiana. In 1998, he obtained a B.A. in Education from Northwestern State University. After completing his first year of teaching at his former middle school, Dr. DeLoach moved to California to be a mortgage broker and raise a family. From there, he taught in a non-public high school for at-risk students. Dr. DeLoach went on to teach special education in the high school setting at Centinela Valley High School District and Antelope Valley High School District for the next 16 years. Among other leadership roles he has served as Resource Specialist, Career Awareness Instructor, Home Studies Teacher, Student Advisor, Department Chair, Instructional Coach, and a Staff Mentor. Dr. DeLoach received a Master’s in Educational Leadership from California State University, Northridge, and obtained a Doctorate in Organizational Development from Brandman University. The focus of his research was on emotional intelligence inside organizations. His published work has been downloaded and quoted by hundreds of researchers.

He has a strong passion to help students, parents, and educators focus on solutions related to closing opportunity gaps. He has led multiple committees and organizations that worked to provide equity in education. Dr. DeLoach is currently an Assistant Principal at a local high school in Lancaster. He works hard to develop systems for students and staff to thrive personally and professionally. He is also a realtor and real estate investor. Dr. DeLoach spends a great deal of his free time researching issues and needs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion for the City of Lancaster. He also enjoys working out and living a healthy lifestyle in his free time.