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



Lily Naaz Rahnema

Corporate and foundation relations manager

Lily is the Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations in the Strategy and Fund Development Office in SFUSD.