PreK-12 Arts

The Arts Department Mission

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Equity, access, and excellence in arts education for every student in every school is the vision and the goal of the SFUSD Arts Department. Bringing the arts into the classroom and students to the arts in our powerfully creative and artistically diverse community, we seek to build and enhance 21st Century Skills and to encourage students, teachers, and parents to view themselves as life-long-learners who are inspired by the arts and act as creative participants in our school communities.


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SFUSD Arts Department Directory

Ron Machado, SFUSD Arts Department Director

Emily Aldama, Supervisor of Visual and Media Arts

Ena Dallas, Supervisor of Performing Arts,

Ariane Cortes, Mariachi Coordinator & Teacher on Special Assignment,

Nancy Gittleman, Ceramics/Kiln Manager & Teacher on Special Assignment,

Elizabeth Medrano, Teacher on Special Assignment,

Shona Mitchell, Teacher on Special Assignment, Dance,

Ana Otero, Early Education Coordinator,

Lisa Lui, Elementary Arts Program Coordinator,

Victoria Araiza, Arts Coordinator Network and Communications,

Aaron Arnold, Purchasing,

Jeremy Walters, Policy Analyst,




SFUSD Arts Department

Curriculum and Instruction

750 25th Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94121

Phone: 415-379-7798




SFUSD Arts Community Collaborative

The SFUSD Arts Community Collaborative is a new partnership between SFUSD and the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area (AEABA). This spring we hosted a monthly online gathering focused on strengthening San Francisco’s arts education ecosystem by aligning our work, sharing resources, and fostering culturally responsive pedagogy through creative practice. We will resume this project in September.

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This page was last updated on June 2, 2023