Dublin Unified School District
May 03, 2023 12:15 PM
Chris Funk, DUSD Superintendent
Dublin Unified School District

Chris Funk has a career spanning more than 30 years in public education. Over the last nine years, he served as the Superintendent of East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD) which consists of 16 high schools with a combined enrollment of approximately 26,500 as well as an Adult Education program that serves another 4,000 students. Prior to his time at ESUHSD, Mr. Funk spent five years in district office leadership roles in the San Jose Unified School District as the Assistant Superintendent of the Division of Instruction, and Director of Human Resources where he successfully negotiated successor contracts with all six bargaining units.

Chris Funk, a native of San Jose, received his Masters in Social Science from San Jose State University in 1991. His career in education started in the classroom as a teacher with the East Side Union High School District at Yerba Buena High School. Eighteen of his 30 years in education were with the San Jose Unified District where Chris served for five years as the Principal of Lincoln High School.

During his tenure, Lincoln High School earned a 21st Century School of Distinction, Lighthouse Award, California Distinguished School Award, a six-year WASC accreditation, and improved its API score by 30 points to close the achievement gap between Hispanic and white students by 106 points, a 40% decrease in the gap.

Chris resides in San Jose with his wife Leslie. They have two grown sons living in the Bay Area.