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.

Richard Carranza is superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District.educationRichard CarranzaschoolsSFUSDsuperintendent

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

 

Introducing Myong Leigh, the SFUSD’s interim superintendent

Just Posted

Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Parents scramble for ‘Summer Together’ spaces

City program offering free camps sees high demand, confusion over enrollment

The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Willie Mays returns to the ballpark for a special birthday bash

Giants celebrate No. 24’s 90th in an intimate party for a few thousand friends

Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting has expanded the range of people who can request a gun violence restraining order against someone. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Use of gun violence restraining orders continues to rise

For the fourth year in a row, the number of gun violence… Continue reading

The Port of San Francisco, which controls much of the The City’s waterfront, faces potential layoffs due to a financial crisis caused by the pandemic. 
Steven Ho/
Special to S.F. Examiner
In a financial ‘crisis,’ SF Port officials lobby for stimulus funding

Looking to right their financial ship, Port of San Francisco officials are… Continue reading

Police Chief Bill Scott on Wednesday said a rebranding and reoganization of the former Gang Task Force amounts to “more than just the name change.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Faced with surge in shootings, Chief Scott reenvisions SFPD’s Gang Task Force

New Community Violence Reduction Team adds officers with community-policing experience

Most Read