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Posted by: Samuel Williams
10% of all sales at the Irving location of Patxi's on 9/7 will be donated to the English department's book fund. Supporting education never tasted so good!
Posted by: Bryan A. Ritter
August 2, 2016
Dear SFUSD Families:
I am writing to you on behalf of all of my colleagues on the SFUSD Board of Education.
Given the news of Superintendent Richard A. Carranza’s likely departure to serve as Houston’s new superintendent, the Board of Education has moved swiftly to ensure a smooth transition and continued positive momentum for our district.
While we begin the community process of searching for a new superintendent to serve our district, the Board of Education is united in choosing Deputy Superintendent Myong Leigh as SFUSD’s interim superintendent.
Mr. Leigh has been with SFUSD since 2000 and has successfully managed day-to-day operations and overseen key district initiatives. Our district has tremendous leadership throughout our schools and central offices. Mr. Leigh will be working with a great team at SFUSD.
We are grateful to have had Superintendent Carranza at the helm for the past seven years--four as superintendent and three as a deputy. Under his leadership, SFUSD has maintained a focus on students’ academic growth through effective common-core aligned teaching and learning while also developing students’ social, emotional and physical well being. Our teachers and other have received more resources to do their critical work, including greater compensation, professional learning opportunities and access to technology.
The board takes seriously our responsibility to ensure the most capable and qualified leader for our school district moving forward. In the near future there will be a public meeting to discuss a selection process for the next superintendent of schools. Our national search process will be inclusive, transparent, and thorough.
Without a doubt, we will prioritize finding a leader who shares our vision for ensuring every graduate is ready to succeed in college and careers. We will prioritize someone who has a track record of leading around our enduring goals of student achievement, access, equity, and accountability. And we will seek someone who can work with you and our entire community to move our district closer to our vision.
As we embark on the search for a new leader for SFUSD, input from our families is critical. Please check our website, sfusd.edu, for updates on future public meetings where the Board will gather input on the superintendent search and selection process.
All our school administrators are looking forward to greeting you and your children back to school on August 15.
President, SF Board of Education
Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Parents – Alumni – Teachers - Community members – Seeking Career Day Participants to represent their careers For Career Day Mid - October 2016
Do you have an interesting career or know someone who does?
Would you be willing to share your experience with freshmen students who are looking for career ideas and guidance?
Can you refer a friend?
We are seeking participants for the October 19, 2016 - 6th annual Career Day 8AM – 11:30 AM at Lowell High School
We are looking for professionals in all fields and trades including entrepreneurs.
If interested in sharing a fun morning with Lowell Freshmen who are eager to learn about the path you took to your career and the nature of the work you do – please send your email contact to : Norman Nager -NagerN@sfusd.edu and I will send you an invitation with details of the event.
I guarantee Career Day will be a lot of fun for you and the students :)
Thanks for supporting college and career education at Lowell!
Posted by: Norman Nager, Teacher, Lowell HS