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Portland Public School Board Chooses First Latino Superintendent

8/15/2017, 5:30 p.m.
Guadalupe Guerrero was announced Friday as Portland Public School board’s choice for next district superintendent.
Guadalupe Guerrero is introduced by Portland Public School Board members as their pick for new superintendent. Tim Becker

Guadalupe Guerrero was announced Friday as Portland Public School board’s choice for next district superintendent. Guerrero has more than 20 years of experience and deep understanding of the classroom. He began his career as a para-educator, taught as a bilingual elementary school teacher and moved into administration. Guerrero has been serving as the Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, Innovation and Social Justice for San Francisco’s Mission District. Guerrero also led the school improvement effort and with his leadership, the graduation rate has gone up the last 6 years. Guerrero said in a statement released by the school board: “I am excited to work shoulder-to-shoulder with everyone in Portland on a student-centered and equity –focused effort to make Portland Public Schools the premier school system in the country. Our students and our community deserve nothing less.”