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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Announcements and Events

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Ron Machado, SFUSD Arts Department Director

Emily Aldama, Supervisor of Visual and Media Arts

Ena Dallas, Supervisor of  Music and Performing Arts and Dance,

Ariane Cortes, Mariachi Coordinator & Teacher Leader Music Program,

Janie Hsiao, Musical Instrument Inventory and Management

Henry Hung, Teacher Leader Music

Nancy Gittleman, Ceramics/Kiln Manager & Teacher Leader,

Emily Phillips, Teacher Leader Visual Arts

Eric Pascual, Teacher Leader Visual Arts

Alejandro Ledesma, Teacher Leader, Dance

Christina Bratt-Porter Early Education Coordinator,

Lisa Lui, Elementary Arts Program Coordinator, Timeroll Manager

Victoria Araiza, Arts Coordinator Network and Communications,

Aaron Arnold, Purchasing and Teacher Allocations ,

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 July 16, 2024