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Francisca Miranda, Ed.D.

Francisca Miranda HS 2017
Francisca Miranda, Ed.D.

Associate Dean

Dr. Francisca A. Miranda is the Associate Dean for the School of Education and Counseling Psychology.

Dr. Miranda served as the Deputy Superintendent for the Sequoia Union High School District for more than a decade before she joined San Jose State University as an adjunct faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership, Connie L. Lurie College of Education. In addition, she also served as an Area Superintendent at Fresno Unified School District, K-12, and later served as the Associate Superintendent for Secondary Schools at Sacramento City School District.

Francisca started her educational career as a high school teacher, counselor, vice principal, and principal at the East Side Union High School District. She has presented at the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE), National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), California Educational Research Association (CERA) conferences, as well as co-facilitated and trained at the ACSA/Stanford English Learner Institute for School Leaders in partnership with Stanford University. Her areas of focus are serving the academic needs of English Learners, closing the achievement gap, staff professional development, school-to-career, diversity and school culture, peer mediation, conflict resolution, assessment and accountability and school leadership. Francisca continues to mentor, coach, and guide aspiring and successful administrators, as well as potential teachers. She prides herself in establishing an international partnership with a couple of high schools in Shanghai, China and Carlmont High School in Belmont, CA.

A former lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Department of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching and Teaching Credentials (MATTC) program, she coordinated the field experience and pre-service teacher assessment. She also served as the Interim Director of the Educational Leadership Program. She finds advising undergraduate and graduate students to be most rewarding and productive. When she is away from her professional world, she loves to travel with her husband to exotic places, visit with their growing grandchildren, read books and spend time with family and friends.

(408) 551-3527
Guadalupe Hall Room 244