Oak Park Unified Superintendent Announces Retirement

The longtime chief of Ventura County’s Oak Park Unified School District has announced his retirement. Superintendent Dr. Tony Knight is stepping down on July 1, 2021 after 17 years. His departure will conclude a 42-year career in public education.

“I have been blessed to have worked in Oak Park for the near entirety of my career in education, and I am so grateful,” Knight told parents and students. “Oak Park has always been a unique place where people are valued and respected and where students are first.” 

Knight has worked for OPUSD since 1982. He began his career as a teacher and then principal. He previously served as director of curriculum and instruction and as assistant superintendent of educational services and certified personnel.

The search for Knight’s replacement will begin immediately.

Read more at the Ventura County Star