Program Profiles
Vincent Matthews

Current Title
Superintendent
Current Organization
San Francisco Unified School District

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Educator in Residence
Previous Organization
NewSchools Venture Fund
Previous Organization Sector
Nonprofit

The Broad Academy 2006


I believe the mission for every school district is to provide a high-quality educational program for every student. For too long, large urban school districts have struggled to complete this mission, especially for their low-income students of color. These districts face daily challenges and must have leaders who are capable of turning the vision of a ‘world class education’ into a reality.

Twice appointed by the state of California to lead turnaround efforts in districts facing financial crisis, Vincent Matthews also spent five years at the helm of San Jose Unified School District, working to turn the low-performing district into a model for success. Vincent introduced a competition to create innovative school redesigns and worked in close partnership with the district’s teacher’s union to reimagine teacher evaluation and supports in the district. He now serves as superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District.

More about Vincent Matthews

Op-ed: What I am grateful for on this Thanksgiving, SF Examiner, November 19, 2018

Read Vincent Matthew’s op-ed as he shares a moment of gratitude for some of the many people who make our public schools so rich with learning, talent and love. Read more.

Opinion: A greener SFUSD, San Francisco Examiner, September 10, 2018

Superintendent Vincent Matthews talks about San Francisco Unified School District’s ambitious environmental initiatives. Read more.

Opinion: Science refreshed in elementary schools this year, San Francisco Examiner, August 27, 2018

Vincent Matthews, superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District talks about new science standards and lessons for students. Read more.

Opinion: Getting ready for the new school year, San Francisco Examiner, August 14, 2018

Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, talks about the new school year. Read more.

Opinion: This graduation season, meet the future alumni of the SFUSD, San Francisco Examiner, June 4, 2018

Vincent Matthews, superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District, talks about the upcoming graduation season. Read more.

Opinion: Classroom contributions come in many forms, San Francisco Examiner, May 29, 2018

Vincent Matthews, superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District, highlights the work of school administrators and para-educators. Read more.

Opinion: SFUSD sets service standards across the board, San Francisco Examiner, April 30, 2018

Vincent Matthews, superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District, writes about upholding certain standards of service in every interaction. Read more.

SFUSD committed to recruiting high-quality educators, San Francisco Examiner, April 16, 2018

Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, discusses recruiting educators. Read more.

Opinion: As graduation season nears, SFUSD works to ensure students cross finish line, San Francisco Examiner, April 9, 2018

Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, highlights the upcoming graduation season. Read more.

Current Title
Superintendent
Current Organization
San Francisco Unified School District

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Educator in Residence
Previous Organization
NewSchools Venture Fund
Previous Organization Sector
Nonprofit