President of the Board
Head of School
Parent of 8th Grader, 6th Grader, and 1st Grader
Steve Morris is in his 11th year as the Head of The San Francisco School. He has been working as a teacher and administrator in independent schools for the past 23 years. Before starting his work as Head of SFS, Steve was the Assistant Head at SFS for four years. Prior to that, Steve was the Dean of Multicultural Programs at University High School (UHS). In addition to his work in administration at UHS, Steve also taught English, served as the Community Service Learning Co- Director, and coached varsity soccer. His teaching career began at Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, PA, where Steve taught 9th grade English. Prior to working in independent schools, Steve was the Executive Director of Summerbridge in Pittsburgh.
Beyond the classroom and school office, Steve has presented at conferences across the country on subjects ranging from school culture to faculty development and multicultural education. Most recently, Steve co-created/facilitated a year long series of workshops for Aspiring Leaders of Color, participated in the 2015 NAIS Deep Dive Summit which focused around matters of Equity and Social Justice and attended the Kingenstein Fellowship for Heads of School. Steve has served as a Trustee on numerous Boards including but not limited to: The California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), The Urban School of San Francisco, The San Francisco Day School, California Teachers Development Collaborative (CATDC), Bay Area Teacher Training Initiative (BATTI), People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS), and Youth Speaks, a San Francisco-based arts program.
Steve and his wife, Beth Goya, have three children (12,10 and 5) who attend SFS. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Education from Stanford University where he completed The Principal Fellows Program. He earned his Bachelors degree in English at The College of Wooster.