Nancy Hlibok Amann, Ph.D.

Director, State Special Schools and Services Division
California Department of Education
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Nancy Hlibok Amann, Ph.D., is the Director of the State Special Schools and Services Division at California Department of Education. There, she oversees the California School for the Deaf- Fremont, the California School for the Deaf-Riverside, the California School for the Blind in Fremont, and three diagnostic centers in Fremont, Fresno, and Los Angeles.

A native of New York City, she holds BA and MS degrees in Government and Administration from Gallaudet University and a Ph.D. in Bi-Literacy and Reading from the University of Arizona.

Nancy started her career at the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and held multiple positions there before eventually becoming Assistant Superintendent.

In 2013, upon moving with her family to San Diego, California, Nancy returned to the classroom as a high school teacher at the San Diego Unified School District. In the summer of 2015, she became California School for the Deaf, Riverside’s superintendent. She held that position for six years before moving into her current position at the California Department of Education.

Nancy’s husband Alan is an attorney with California Attorney General’s office. Together they have three children, two of whom live and work in San Diego full-time. Their youngest is currently a junior at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.