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.

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