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Dr. Matt Doyle
Dr. Matt Doyle



Dr. Matthew Doyle is the Superintendent of the Vista Unified School District.  

Dr. Doyle is responsible for leading the design and implementation of the district strategic plan, the Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Innovation, in response to the State of California Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) provisions.

Dr. Doyle’s primary focus is to create the conditions for transforming a traditional educational organization into a scalable, sustainable personal learning environment. The Personal Learning Challenge project won the Golden Bell Award from the California School Boards Association. Vista Unified was recently awarded the California Department of Education 2022 Pivotal Practice Award for demonstrating innovative practices in response to the global pandemic. 

Dr. Doyle has spent 34 years in education as a teacher, site administrator, district administrator, and county administrator. Dr. Doyle has extensive experience supporting English language learners and students with special needs.

His current area of strategic interest is the design and development of a learning ecosystem including prenatal to grade three systems, learning zones and building a career superhighway - an uninterrupted career development pathway for students to discover their strengths and interests and transform them into talent capital that aligns to the demands of the global marketplace. Ultimately, his passion is to create a culture of joy and engagement for all learners. 

Dr. Doyle lives in Vista, California with his wife Alejandra and three sons Matthew, Alexander, and John.



Welcome Back to School

A Message from Dr. Doyle

It gives me great pleasure to welcome students, staff, and families back to school on August 16, 2023. There is positive energy in the air around all of our schools. Our teachers and support staff have been busy preparing school environments, facilities, and learning plans so that all students have what they need to be successful

Our theme for the year is creating joyful learning environments that promote care, belonging, and connection and foster creativity, curiosity, and engagement for all students. Read the Entire Welcome Back Letter

Lee la carta de bienvenida en español


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