Chris is originally from the Peninsula and joined Richmond District Neighborhood Center in 2009, where he served as a Site Manager at Lafayette Elementary School, a High School Programs Manager at George Washington High School and climbed his way to Beacon Director. He served as a Site Coordinator for 1 year under the District of Columbia Public Schools and was also a Research Associate in the National Council on Crime and Delinquency in Oakland. Chris obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies at UC Davis. He’s passionate in serving and supporting his staff and the community for a brighter future. He still resides in the Peninsula with his fiancé and new puppy.
Here are some special appreciations from his Executive Director, Principal, and the San Francisco Beacon Initiative:
“Chris manages our wonderful Beacon Center with compassion and a strong work ethic. He answers questions about the budget accurately and with a keen understanding of very complicated issues. When we pose organizational challenges, like taking on new schools, or setting new policies, he responds with such thoroughness that demonstrates his deep knowledge of our staff, youth and families’ needs.” – Michelle Cusano, Executive Director of Richmond District Neighborhood Center
“Chris Tsukida is a valued member of the GWHS community. He is collaborative, equity minded, thoughtful and always student centered. I rely on his thoughtful input during leadership team and other site meetings. He is a joy to work with.” – Susan Saunders, Principal of George Washington High School
“Chris brings a thoughtful and inquisitive perspective to the Beacon network, and always helps push our work forward to improve quality. His dedication to his staff, sites, and Beacon values shines through in all moments. He is also always on time.” – SFBI
We appreciate you, Chris!