Dorletta Payton

School District Administrator and DuPage County ACT-SO Chairperson in Romeoville, Illinois

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With more than two decades as a strategic and results-driven leader, Dorletta Flucas Payton has helped both for-profit and non-profit organizations achieve proven results in the areas of leadership, goal-setting and managing teams. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a Masters degree from the University of Chicago.

Ms. Payton’s is known for her excellent leadership, management and communication skills along with her dedication to fostering a working environment that encourages individual development, collaboration and optimal team performance.

As the Director of College and Career Readiness for the Valley View School District, she leads district initiatives to create a post-secondary education/ college and career readiness culture to support the District's goal of every student graduating from high school ready with a plan to complete the education and training needed for them to be successful in their chosen career. She is the district administrator for school counselors, facilitates the district's College and Career Readiness Steering Committee, leads the K-12 college and career readiness program, and coordinates professional development for school counselors.

As chairperson of the DuPage County Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) program (an academic enrichment program for African-American high school and middle school students), she has led the program to the top in the nation by partnering with organizations, corporations and community to prepare students for competition in the areas of STEM Research, Humanities, Business, Performing Arts and Visual Arts.

Dorletta’s past experience includes top corporations that include Procter and Gamble, Chase Bank and National City Bank (now PNC Bank). She has also consulted and collaborated with the National PTA and Kettering Foundation.

Dorletta’s work has been recognized by various organizations including the DuPage County NAACP, that twice awarded her with the President’s Award; the Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce, Bolingbrook Rotary and Kiwanis clubs and local churches.

Dorletta is a former entrepreneur, who started Clearview To College Admissions Consulting to help students and their families prepare for and achieve admission to the best-fit college/university of their choice.

She is fluent in Spanish, having lived in Spain for over three years. and worked and volunteered in the Hispanic community in the Chicago area.

  • Work
    • Valley View School District
  • Education
    • Stanford University
    • University of Chicago Booth School of Business