Superintendents Group

Devin Vodicka

Superintendent of Schools, Vista Unified School District

Dr. Devin Vodicka became Superintendent of Schools for Vista Unified in July 2012. Vista Unified School District has received numerous awards and recognition while Dr. Vodicka has been superintendent, including the "Golden Bell" award from the California School Boards Association and acceptance into the prestigious League of Innovative Schools. Dr. Vodicka was one of 30 superintendents from across the United States that participated in the Superintendents Technical Working Group in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology, and he was invited to the launch of the President's ConnectEd to the Future Summit at the White House in November 2014. Vista Unified was also selected as one of four featured districts across the country at the 2015 Digital Learning Day hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education. Dr. Vodicka was recognized as "Superintendent of the Year" for 2015 by Pepperdine University. He also received the California "Superintendent of the Year" award from the Association of California School Administrators in 2015 and the "Innovative Superintendent Award" from the Classroom of the Future Foundation in 2014. Dr. Vodicka’s education includes a doctorate in Organizational Leadership and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership—both from Pepperdine University—and an undergraduate degree in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine in their doctoral program where he has taught courses on quantitative and qualitative data analysis.