Special Assistant to the Superintendent, African American Achievement & Leadership at SFUSD
“Landon Dickey serves the San Francisco Unified School District as the Special Assistant to Superintendent Richard Carranza for African American Achievement and Leadership. In this capacity, Mr. Dickey is leading SFUSD’s strategy to improve outcomes for African American students.
Prior to joining SFUSD, he served as an advisor to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and as the Interim Education Advisor to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. In these roles, Mr. Dickey advised the mayors on issues including standardized testing policy, education technology, school facilities management, and high school reform. Following his time in the Mayor’s Office, Mr. Dickey served as a senior project manager for Jobs for the Future, supporting the development of career pathways and work-based learning opportunities for students in California, Arizona, and Colorado.
In 2013, Mr. Dickey earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where he was also co-president of the Harbus Foundation, the only MBA-led foundation in the country. Landon also has a Master of Science in Education from Hunter College and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Government from Harvard University.
Before entering business school, Landon developed his passion for education as an elementary school teacher in the South Bronx, New York. He also served as an Education Pioneers Fellow and consulted for the Marcus Foster Education Fund in Oakland and The Gates Foundation in Seattle.
Landon was born and raised in San Francisco, California and grew up near Twin Peaks. He attended Lakeshore Elementary, A.P. Giannini Middle, and Lowell High School.”