Guadalupe Guerrero

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT of Instruction, Innovation and Social Justice

As Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, Innovation and Social Justice (IISJ) for the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Guadalupe Guerrero is leading the implementation of the district’s equity-centered strategic plan, Impact Learning, Impact Lives. His responsibilities include developing reform strategies to close student achievement gaps and enabling central offices to better support school-site-level improvement efforts.

Since 2012, he has led a team of associate and assistant superintendents responsible for key divisions and departments within the school district: Curriculum & Instruction; Student, Family and Community Support; Leadership, Equity, Achievement, and Design; Early Education; and Special Education. 

Prior to serving as deputy superintendent, Mr. Guerrero served as an assistant superintendent from 2010 to 2012. During this time, he launched the Superintendent’s Zone and provided leadership and supervision to K-12 schools in the Mission. He also co-authored a successful proposal for $45 million in federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) to transform a set of state-identified, “persistently low-performing” schools. Efforts in the Superintendent’s Zone have positively impacted student academic achievement and increased capacity at the site level to engage in school improvement. These research-based school turnaround strategies have informed SFUSD’s broader system reform efforts. 

Mr. Guerrero brings over twenty years of experience in public education as a district leader, school principal and bilingual teacher. In 2001, he was selected as a James B. Conant Fellow to attend the School Leadership Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Upon completion, he was appointed to one of Boston’s most challenging schools, where he served for six years. He developed the school’s instructional capacity and educational programming to better serve second-language learners and students with disabilities and also instituted performing arts and mental health initiatives at the chronically underperforming school.

In 2008, Mr. Guerrero was selected for the Urban Superintendents Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), and he attended the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Superintendents Leadership Academy from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Guerrero has a B.A. in history from UCLA and completed the teacher education program at New College of CA in San Francisco. He also holds two graduate degrees from Harvard: an Ed.M. in Education, Policy, and Management and a second Ed.M. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy.

Mr. Guerrero is married to an SFUSD classroom teacher and has two children who both attend SFUSD schools. He is also a classically trained violinist who promotes music education and the arts in schools.

Chris Armentrout

Director of Policy and Planning

Chris Armentrout began work with the San Francisco Unified School District on August 26, 1997. He has more than two decades of experience in the education sector serving in multiple roles throughout his career.

Chris is a native San Franciscan who attended the SF public school system. He holds a BS degree in Materials Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a MA degree in Education from SF State University. Prior to joining SFUSD, he worked as an engineer for GE and also served in the Peace Corps as a teacher in West Africa.

In his nearly two decades with SFUSD, Chris has served in a number of different roles including classroom teacher, teacher coach, and manager for the District’s National Board Certification Support program. In 2007, he joined the District’s Policy & Operations team where his duties have included serving as the Superintendent’s liaison to the City and County of San Francisco, establishing the Fund Development office, and managing the Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF). Since 2013, he has served as Director of Policy & Planning, where he oversees the Quality Teacher Education Act (QTEA), supports development and implementation of Board policies, and continues to support the Office of Strategy & Fund Development.

Chris has two children, both of whom are middle school students. In his spare time he enjoys bicycling, reading, cooking and time with his family.

JENA Hayashi


Jena is the current Manager of Stewardship and Evaluation in the Strategy and Fund Development Office in SFUSD,