A veteran educator with more than two decades of experience, Nancy Albarrán was appointed Superintendent of San Jose Unified School District in May 2016 after serving as Interim Superintendent beginning in September 2015. She has also served the district as an Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum Director, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Bilingual Classroom Teacher.
In her various roles at San Jose Unified, Nancy has worked to increase the instructional capacity of educators and administrators through professional development and continuous improvement efforts aligned to the district’s strategic plan. As Superintendent, she oversees all policies and operations for the largest school district in Santa Clara County.
A Southern California native, Nancy joined San Jose Unified in 1999, having started her teaching career in Los Angeles Unified and later Oakland Unified. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education, Administration, and Supervision from San Jose State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley.
Nancy lives in San Francisco with her husband and their two sons. When she’s not busy elevating opportunities for 30,000 students in San José Unified, she enjoys playing sports with her boys, mountain biking, cross country skiing and reading.
Superintendent, San Jose Unified School District