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Curtiss Sarikey

Chief of Staff
Office of the OUSD Superintendent

Curtiss Sarikey brings over thirty years of experience working to improve communities and schools for children and families. He was most recently at the Stuart Foundation from 2016-17 as Senior Director where he led work for the Foundation on educator leadership, labor management collaboration, and state level policy on continuous improvement and capacity building.

Mr. Sarikey was also the Deputy Chief of Community Schools and Student Services department in OUSD from 2011 to 2016 where he was responsible for student and family support services and district collaborations with public and private partners. In 2016, he was awarded a Community Schools Initiative Leadership Award from the National Coalition for Community Schools. He was also adjunct faculty for University of San Francisco School Counseling Program where he taught courses in family engagement and school improvement. 

His prior experience includes ten years in the San Francisco Unified School District as a supervisor for the Student and Family Services Department, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the East Bay, and social worker with the U.S. Naval Medical Center, Oakland.

Mr. Sarikey received a BA from the State University of New York at Geneseo, a Masters of Social Work from the University of California at Berkeley, and education credentials from San Francisco State University and Sonoma State University.