Dr. Francisca Owoaje is the secretary of the League of Nigerians in the Diaspora. She is a Principal in the Compton Unified School District. She has been in education for 17 years. She has worked in various capacities in the field of education; a K-12 teacher, Resource Teacher, Assistant Principal, Elementary School Principal, Middle School Principal and Principal, Curriculum and Instruction for the Office of Secondary Education. She was the principal of a high achieving school that not only boasts the highest achieving test scores in the school district but has received national and state recognition for academic excellence. Her school was named a California Distinguished School, a Title I Achievement School and a National Title I Distinguished School in 2012. The school has also received other prestigious awards; the Education Trust’s 2012 “Dispelling the Myth” Award, the Golden Bell Award by the California School Board Association in 2010 for their innovative writing program and Honor Roll School by the California Business for Education Excellence for multiple years.
Dr. Owoaje has developed expertise in developing and supervising innovative and challenging programs that transform low achieving schools in urban settings into high performing schools. She believes in building staff capacity through strong leadership, collaboration, hard work and high expectations. She is a professional developer; she trains teachers in the art and science of teaching and learning by promoting excellence for all. Dr. Owoaje is a member of the California and Nigerian Bar.