Richard Carranza

Since 2012 Richard Carranza has served as Superintendent of Schools for San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), uAspire Bay Area’s largest school district partner. He is also the Chair of the Council of the Great City Schools, a national organization dedicated to addressing the needs of urban public schools.

Richard grew up as the son of working-class parents in Tuscon, AZ. He entered school speaking no English–giving him personal experience with the impact that creating an accessible and equitable educational experience can have on young people.

Previously, Richard served as the Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, Innovation, and Social Justice at SFUSD. In this role, he steered the redesign of the district’s central office to better support schools and oversaw the addition of a core instructional curriculum. Prior to his time at SFUSD, Richard worked as Northwest Region Superintendent for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada and as a high school administrator and bilingual social studies and music teacher.

Richard earned a B.A. in Secondary Education at the University of Arizona and an M.Ed., with distinction, in Educational Leadership at Northern Arizona University. He has also completed doctoral coursework at Northern Arizona University and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University.