Who: Richard Carranza, Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District.

Years in SF: Four.

Neighborhood: Ingleside Terrace.

Current Gig: After serving as San Francisco's Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, Innovation and Social Justice, Carranza assumed the role as the district's head honcho this past July, the Huffington Post reports. Since he began working on behalf of San Francisco schools, Carranza has made closing the city's "achievement gap" -- providing all the district's students with equal access to quality education -- his top priority.

And it's working. San Francisco public schools saw a rise in standardized test scores across almost every subject this...

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