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Meet Deputy Superintendent Myong Leigh

posted Aug 15, 2016, 11:44 AM by Robin Dutton-Cookston   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 11:45 AM ]
Re-posted from the SFUSD News Feed
Deputy Superintendent Myong Leigh has been a mainstay in San Francisco Unified School District for over a decade, quietly overseeing most non-instructional operations that support our schools. 

Although you may have seen him most often speaking about the budget, he also directs facilities, school meals, educational placement, information technology and many other essential operations.

After completing a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Myong began working in the public school system in Washington, D.C.

Myong says he had always dreamed of living in San Francisco. “As an Asian and a gay man, this is a place where my identity is affirmed and not marginalized.”

“When I thought about the work that I wanted to do, SFUSD is the perfect fit. For me there’s a huge sense of responsibility to make a positive difference and work in a collective system to help others make a positive impact and create the conditions that help students succeed.”

With Superintendent Richard A. Carranza’s imminent departure, Deputy Superintendent Leigh has been asked by the SF Board of Education to serve as interim superintendent, a role he will likely assume in early September.