Dr. Duane Coleman
Dr. Duane Coleman. Photo: OUSD

Oceanside Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Duane Coleman announced Monday that he will be retiring as of June 30, district officials reported.

Coleman, who is a product of the schools he now leads, was named superintendent in July 2014 and has been an educator for more than 35 years. 

“Dr. Coleman has made the district and the community of Oceanside proud,” said OUSD Board of Education President Ann Corwin. “Under his leadership, the promise of our students has grown and our community is stronger.”

“The educational opportunities I experienced in Oceanside opened the doors to a college education and led me to where I am today,” Coleman said. “Being the superintendent of this district has been one of the greatest privileges of my life.”

The OUSD Board of Education will be meeting in the coming weeks to discuss next steps, according to district officials.

“The board will work quickly to find a suitable replacement for Dr. Coleman in the coming weeks,” Corwin said. “We are fortunate to have a stellar leadership team to ensure that there is no interruption to learning or district operations.”