Myong Leigh is taking over for Richard Carranza as the head of the San Francisco Unified School District. (Courtesy photo)

Myong Leigh is taking over for Richard Carranza as the head of the San Francisco Unified School District. (Courtesy photo)

Introducing Myong Leigh, the SFUSD’s interim superintendent

This is my last week at the San Francisco Unified School District, as I’m officially headed to Houston to become their superintendent of schools.

Myong Leigh, deputy superintendent for policy and operations, will be serving as your interim superintendent while the Board of Education conducts a thorough search for the SFUSD’s next head of schools.

I’d like to take a moment to introduce Leigh to those who haven’t had the pleasure of working with him. In addition to being a great singer, Deputy Superintendent Leigh has been a mainstay in the SFUSD since 2000, quietly overseeing most noninstructional operations.

Although you may have heard him most often speaking about district finances, he also directs facilities, school meals, educational placement, information technology and many other essential aspects of running an organization comprised of 131 schools, 56,000 students and 8,000 employees.

Prior to joining the SFUSD, Leigh worked in Washington, D.C., as the budget director for the District of Columbia Public Schools. Before that, he was a financial advisor to state and local governments on capital facilities financing and budgeting.

After completing a masters in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor of science in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Leigh tells me he began working in the public schools because he wants to make a positive difference.

Having worked with him for nearly eight years, I’ve seen firsthand Leigh’s integrity, intellect and commitment.

Leigh is the perfect person to lead and support the SFUSD at this time.

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Introducing Myong Leigh, the SFUSD’s interim superintendent

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