Richard A. Carranza
Richard A. Carranza is the Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Carranza has been with SFUSD for six years, first as the Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, Innovation and Social Justice before becoming Superintendent in 2012. As Superintendent, he has a district-wide focus on teacher capacity-building to ensure equitable outcomes for all students. In his advisory role with NCTAF, Carranza shares lessons learned from a district-wide perspective to help guide and shape the Commission’s overall work.
As Deputy Superintendent, Carranza led the implementation of the district’s equity-focused strategic plan. His responsibilities included the redesign of the district’s central office to better support school sites and the implementation of a core instructional curriculum to achieve more equitable educational results for all students.
Prior to his work with SFUSD, Carranza was Northwest Region Superintendent for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he oversaw 66 schools and over 66,000 students. Under his leadership the Northwest Region made significant strides towards improving student achievement including an increase in the number of middle schools and high schools making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and double-digit reductions in the percentage of special education and Limited English Proficient (LEP) students performing below proficiency levels in mathematics and language arts.
Follow Richard Carranza on Twitter at @SFUSD_Supe.