Dr. Francisco Escobedo: Innovation LIVE!

Dr. Francisco Escobedo shares how his district is bringing innovation into the homes of students through Innovation LIVE!

By SchoolCEO Last Updated: March 23, 2021


Dr. Francisco Escobedo shares how California's Chula Vista Elementary School District is bringing innovation into students' own homes through Innovation LIVE!


Despite his passion for service, Dr. Francisco Escobedo never planned on being an educator. Growing up in New York City, he always dreamed of being a police officer. After attending Yale, Escobedo moved to San Diego to realize his dream.

Despite his lifelong dream and aspirations to move up in the force, a chance arrest of a teenage boy changed everything for him. With encouragement from his patrol partner, Escobedo realized he wanted to serve and help young people before they ever entered the criminal justice system.

Years later, Escobedo is now the superintendent of Chula Vista Elementary School District in San Diego, where he’s promoting innovation through partnerships. Prior to the pandemic, Chula Vista established Stations across San Diego to inspire innovation and creativity among students.

However, when the pandemic hit, the Chula Vista team felt the lessons learned in the stations were too great to not provide them in some way during distance learning.

In this episode, Escobedo shares not only his personal story but how Chula Vista is bringing innovation into students’ homes through Innovation LIVE!

You can connect with Dr. Francisco Escobedo on LinkedIn.

Chula Vista Elementary School District (@CVESDNews)

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