Vincent Matthews

Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District

Vincent Matthews

Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District

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Vincent Matthews, a San Francisco native who began his teaching and administrative career in the city, has served as the superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District since May 2017.

The 30-year veteran educator had been the state-appointed superintendent of Inglewood Unified School District in Los Angles County since October 2015. Prior to Inglewood, Matthews led the San Jose Unified School District for five years, and was the state-appointed superintendent of Oakland Unified. He also served as an area superintendent for San Diego City Schools.

Matthews has a wealth of instructional and leadership experience, in addition to knowledge about the budgeting process.

He earned his bachelor’s degree, teaching credential and doctorate in educational leadership from San Francisco State University.

As superintendent in San Jose, Matthews was credited with raising academic achievement, narrowing the achievement gap between Latino and white students, and passing landmark agreements with the San Jose teacher’s union that included teachers evaluating their peers.

As the state administrator of Oakland Unified, he oversaw the district as it sought to regain local control after requiring a $100 million bailout from the state.

Matthews and his wife have three grown children.