Ms. Micaela Ochoa has served the Pleasanton Unified School District since August 2015, when she was hired as a Substitute Assistant Superintendent of Business Services. Ms. Ochoa was promoted to Deputy Superintendent, Business Services in December 2015. As Deputy Superintendent of Business Services, Ochoa oversaw Budgets, Finance, Accounting, Payroll and Benefits, as well as the Departments of Child Nutrition, Technology and Data Processing, Facilities, Maintenance and Operations, Graphics, Kids' Club and STEAM Preschool, Purchasing and Warehouse, and Transportation/Security.
In December 2016, she became Acting Superintendent of the District, and in January 2017, she was appointed Interim Superintendent. Ms. Ochoa will serve as Interim Superintendent through June 30, 2017.
Ms. Ochoa earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from UC Berkeley, and Master Science Degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education.
Ms. Ochoa formerly worked in K-12 public education as Chief Business Official for the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Assistant Superintendent at Fremont Unified school District, and Chief Business Officer at the San Mateo-Foster City School District. Prior to her work in K-12 public education, she worked in higher education at Stanford University and UC Berkeley. Prior to higher education, she worked at the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) and KPMG Consulting.