Head of Academics
Dr. Nicole Priestly serves as the Head of Academics for SFUSD and has over 25 years of experience in education, including an extensive background in instructional leadership.
Head of Early Education
Meenoo Yashar provides leadership and oversight to schools and programs providing pre-kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Out-of-School Time (OST), with a focus on kindergarten readiness and PK-3 grade alignment.
Head of Facilities
Dawn Kamalanathan joined SFUSD following twelve years with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SFRPD), where she had served as the Director of Planning and Capital Management.
Head of Finance
As Head of Finance for the San Francisco Unified School District, Meghan Wallace oversees all the financial operations and activities of the district, including budget, accounting, financial reporting, payroll, purchasing, and contracts.
Head General Counsel
Danielle Houck works collaboratively with the Board of Education, the superintendent and district staff offering legal advice and counsel, while providing leadership to the legal department.
Head of Human Resources
Kristin Bijur is the Head of Human Resources Officer in SFUSD, responsible for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, developing, and retaining high quality and diverse talent in all employee groups in service of SFUSD's equity vision.
Head of Labor Relations
Daniel Menezes supports and facilitates all District schools and departments in their partnership with our labor unions and union leadership.
Head of Policy and Operations
Orla O'Keeffe leads a number of departments, including the Educational Placement Center, Policy & Planning, Student Nutrition Services, and Transportation.
Head of Research, Planning and Assessment
Ritu Khanna oversees RPA, which is responsible for providing, analyzing and interpreting data, and for supporting data-driven decision making by school administrators and teachers for the improvement of teaching and learning throughout the district.
Head of Staff
Jill Hoogendyk is the Head of Staff and previously held the positions of Head of Academics, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction and the Director of State and Federal Programs.
Head of Special Education
Before becoming Head of Special Education, Jean Robertson was the principal at Glen Park School. Prior to that, Jean was a supervisor in the Special Education Department for one year and the principal at Grattan Elementary School for 11 years.
Head of Student and Family Services
Mele has deep experience and expertise in partnering with community groups, community organizing and strategic planning, evaluation, policy analysis and development and mobilizing stakeholders to support and address issues impacting students and families
This page was last updated on June 8, 2022