San Francisco’s Supt Headed to Texas

Superintendent Richard Carranza is leaving San Francisco Unified, California’s sixth largest school district, to lead Houston Independent School District in Texas, the nation’s seventh largest school district.

This means there’s a space in San Francisco open for a chief of schools. The district, however, wasn’t blindsided by the announcement. According to SFGate, the board has been watching the happenings in Texas so as to make their next move.

Current deputy superintendent for policy and operations, Myong Leigh, will take the place as interim superintendent beginning Sept. 1 and will go until the district finishes its search for a new superintendent.

Earlier this year, Carranza had been in talks to replace superintendent Ramon Cortines from Los Angeles Unified. But he denied the opportunity because he wanted to continue fixing San Francisco schools, and the role of LAUSD Supt. ended up going to Michelle King.

Read more at SFGate.