Solana Beach School Board welcomes district’s new assistant superintendent


The Solana Beach School District board welcomed the district’s new assistant superintendent of business services at the Nov. 10 meeting.

Lisa Davis previously served as chief business official of the Jamul-Dulzura School District for the past 10 years. She replaces Carlos Estrella, the former assistant superintendent of business services, who recently relocated to a school district in Northern California.

“We had a good number of applicants,” Superintendent Terry Decker said in an interview after the board meeting. “We went through a rigorous screening process and an interview process, and Lisa was selected as the best candidate through that process.”

Davis has worked in the business side of education for nearly 20 years. She previously worked in the banking industry.

With Jamul-Dulzura, Davis participated in the development of the district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan and managed the child care, child nutrition, facilities and maintenance departments. She was also been directly involved in negotiations with employee groups and the development of the district’s strategic plan. Under her guidance, Jamul-Dulzura issued its final series of construction bonds last fall.

Prior to her job with Jamul-Dulzura, Davis was a business manager in the Lakeside Union School District. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and completed the California Association of School Business Officials’ Chief Business Official Certification Program.

Her first official day with the district is Nov. 28.