Oak Park Unified Superintendent Announces Retirement

The head of Oak Park Unified, Jeff Davis, announced his retirement on Wednesday. Davis will step down at the end of June, concluding a 37-year career in education and three years as OPUSD’s superintendent.

In a letter, Davis called his coming departure “a new beginning.” He joins his wife Laurie, who recently retired as principal of Weathersfield Elementary School in Thousand Oaks.

"It is time for me to cherish these precious moments with family and pass the baton to capable hands that will continue to lead OPUSD forward," said Davis, as quoted by the Ventura County Star

Davis oversaw the difficult transition back to in-person learning following the pandemic.

The school board has eight months to find a successor. Trustees will discuss next steps at a special meeting on Nov. 7.