Francisco Escobedo
National center for urban school transformation

National center for urban school transformation

We are excited to announce that Dr. Francisco Escobedo will be one of our keynote speakers at the 2020 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium!

Dr. Francisco Escobedo has been in education the better part of 29 years.  He currently serves as Superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD), where he started in 2010.  Located in southern San Diego County, the District’s 46 schools serve more than 29,600 students.  CVESD was 1 of 7 Districts identified as a “Positive Outlier” by LPI from 1000 comparative districts for its superior academic scores.  Dr. Escobedo is past president of the Board of Directors for the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors member for the YMCA and Classroom of the Future and a Rotary member.  He is the current Superintendent of the Year for the ACSA Region 18 Area.  Dr. Escobedo’s experience includes working as Assistant Superintendent for Educational Leadership in the South Bay Union School District and Principal Research Analyst for the American Institutes for Research.  Since 2001, Dr. Escobedo has been an adjunct professor of Educational Administration at San Diego State University and is currently a member of the doctoral faculty.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University, M.A. degree from San Diego State University, and Ed.D. from the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University.


America's Best Urban Schools Award winners from Chula Vista Elementary School District

  • J. Calvin Lauderbach Elementary School (2012 & 2016)
  • John J. Montgomery Elementary School (2012)
  • Otay Elementary School (2012)
  • Mueller Charter School (2012)
  • Feaster Charter School (2015)
  • Myrtle S. Finney Elementary School (2016)
  • Hilltop Drive Elementary School (2016)

Stay tuned for more announcements! For more information about the 2020 America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium, Click here

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