Superintendent Matt Duffy is the ninth permanent superintendent in West Contra Costa Unified School District History. He came to the District with great leadership experience in urban schools and districts. Most recently, Matt served as the Assistant Superintendent in Milpitas Unified. There he was in charge of teaching and learning, leadership, enrollment, technology, Special Education and LCAP development. Matt’s recent accomplishments include starting a new Dual Immersion school in Milpitas, significantly expanding professional learning opportunities for all staff and growing the music program each year.
Prior to Milpitas, Matt spent nine years in Oakland Unified serving as a principal and an area superintendent. In Oakland, Matt led Elmhurst Middle School as well as founding and designing his own district school, Elmhurst Community Prep. Matt is most proud of his work at raising the API over 200 points, having the highest African American API in the district and redesigning a school program in order to thoroughly engage parents. As an area superintendent, Matt oversaw a portfolio of 15 schools including middle and high schools throughout the city.
Matt originally hails from New York City where he spent 4 years teaching middle school in the South Bronx and 3 years as a Vice Principal in Harlem.
Matt lives in Oakland with his wife Tamara and two boys Caelin and Leo, ages 7 and 5. Matt's boys attend Dual Immersion Spanish school in Oakland. Matt is an avid sports fan especially passionate about basketball and golf. He enjoys being outside, baseball on the radio and a good slice of pizza.