Dr. Darline P. Robles
Dr. Darline P. Robles is Professor of Clinical Education at the USC Rossier School of Education and former superintendent of Los Angeles County Office of Education. Dr. Robles is an expert in urban education, program development and school leadership. As professor at USC she is responsible for creating a new Masters in Education in School Leadership; preparing a new generation of school principals. She was appointed as county superintendent of schools in June 2002 and led the nation’s largest regional education service agency until her retirement. She was the first woman and Latina to serve in the post. Dr. Robles formerly served as superintendent of schools for the Salt Lake City School District from 1995 to 2002 and as superintendent for the Montebello Unified School District from 1991 to 1995.
In 2009 and 2011 she was named one of the nation’s top 100 influential Hispanic Americans by Hispanic Business magazine. In March 2010 she was a "Women of the Year" recipient by the L.A. County Commission for Women. She was named to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Dr. Robles received her Ph.D. in Education Policy and Administration from the University of Southern California, her M.A. in Education from the Claremont Graduate School, her B.A. in History from California State University, Los Angeles and her A.A. in History from East Los Angeles College.