Meet Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero
Guadalupe Guerrero started Oct. 2, 2017 as the Superintendent of Portland Public Schools, the largest and most diverse school district in Oregon.
Guerrero brings to Portland his experience as a leader in large urban school systems in San Francisco and Boston. Through his professional experience and his studies at UCLA and Harvard, Guerrero developed a core set of beliefs about public education:
From Superintendent Guerrero: This has been a year of clear progress on a variety of fronts in support of our collective mission to rebuild our school system, both physically and in its policies and practices. We have redefined our core functions to ensure that as one dynamic team we prioritize student learning and reorient the school system so that students are at the center of every decision we make.
Thanks to the generosity of Portland voters, we continue to modernize our schools and make them safer for our students
We are at a transformative moment at PPS as we remake ourselves into a high-functioning, responsive and innovative urban district.
Read a summary of PPS's achievements in 2018-19:
Dear PPS Staff and Families,
We are off to a great start! As I visited schools this week, there were a lot of smiles visible from our students, families, and educators. This past Wednesday it was all hands on deck, with over 125 central office staff spending the first day of classes distributed at schools across the district, pitching in wherever needed. I was heartened to see how our teachers and administrators so warmly and enthusiastically welcomed students back on Wednesday.
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to extend PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero's current contract by another two years during its Tuesday, June 25 meeting. Since he will be entering the third year of his original contract, the Board has committed to a total of five years through June 2022 with Guerrero at the helm. The approval came after board members offered a comprehensively positive review of his performance.
Dear PPS Community,
We have come to the end of what has been an ambitious and groundbreaking school year at the Portland Public Schools. I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to our amazing students, their supportive families, our dedicated teachers, hardworking support staff and dynamic school and district leaders who made it all work.
Dear PPS Community,
It is with a sense of optimism and encouragement that I am sharing with you news about something I believe will have a lasting impact on the future of our school system and our ability to better serve our students. The Oregon Legislature has approved, and Gov. Kate Brown has signed, the Student Success Act, an investment package projected to provide public schools throughout the state with approximately $1 billion a year in additional funding.