The finalist for superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District is city native Kyla Johnson-Trammell.
OUSD school board chair James Harris made the announcement at Wednesday night's meeting.
Johnson-Trammell grew up in Oakland, where she also attended public school. She is currently the interim deputy superintendent, but has served OUSD for more than 18 years as a teacher, principal and administrator.
"You have someone before you who embodies what it means to be of this town," said Harris.
Johnson-Trammell replaces Antwan Wilson, who announced last November he was leaving OUSD to become school chancellor of D.C. Public Schools. While a national search for Wilson's replacement was conducted, the district was run by interim superintendent Devin Dillon.