Education Services

Welcome to Education Services

Educational Services provides leadership in the areas of curriculum development, instructional service, special education, student services, assessing student achievement, and adult education.

These duties include:

  • Coordinating curriculum and staff development
  • Implementing, evaluating, revising and reporting the status of instructional programs (including textbooks and instructional materials)
  • Serving as a liaison to local, state, and federal agencies

Educational Services works collaboratively with teachers, support staff, school and district administrators and the community to promote student learning in support of district goals.  We are committed to increasing the learning capacity of parents, teachers and staff, and school leaders by providing coaching and professional development opportunities. 

About Dr. Coleman

The 2013-14 school year marks the 29th year in the field of education for Duane Coleman, Associate Superintendent of Educational Services for the Oceanside Unified School District. A native of Oceanside, Dr. Coleman attended school from kindergarten through grade 12 in the OUSD. 

His current position comes as part of his second tenure with OUSD. Coleman began his teaching career at El Camino High School in 1985, remaining part of the ECHS staff until 1993. During this time he taught physical education and economics courses, and coached varsity football, girls’ varsity basketball and track for the Wildcats.  

In 1993, Coleman moved from the classroom and the sideline into administration, taking on the position of assistant principal at San Dieguito High School in Encinitas. He served in this capacity until 1996 before accepting an AP post with the San Dieguito Academy, also in Encinitas.  

After four years as assistant principal, Coleman was named Principal at Murietta Valley High School in Murietta. In 1998, he made his way back to Encinitas as Principal at Oak Crest Middle School. He held this position for five years prior to his return to the OUSD.  

In 2003, Coleman became Principal at Jefferson Middle School in Oceanside, the same middle school he attended as a student in grades 6-8. He headed up the administration at Jefferson until 2007, when he was named Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction for the OUSD. Overseeing curriculum at the secondary level helped springboard Coleman into his current role as an associate superintendent for the district.  

Coleman’s path in higher education includes earning his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Alliant University in December 2008, a Master's in Business Education from National University in 1993, and an Education Specialist degree at Point Loma University.    

He completed his Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Hawaii in 1982. While attending school on the island, Coleman was one of only two Rainbow Warrior football players to letter for four years and graduate on time. 


Duane Coleman, Ed.D.
Associate Supt.- Educational Services
Tel: 760-966-4003
Fax: 760-721-9714

Executive Assistant:
Lisa Tisdale
Tel: 760-966-4008