Karla Leon Guerrero

Karla Leon Guerrero

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Professor Leon Guerrero is entering her 16th year teaching in San Francisco's public schools. She has taught in an elementary special day class, as a 4th-8th grade Inclusion specialist, and is currently a reading intervention teacher for middle school students. She’s coached new special education teachers and tenured K-12 teachers, provided professional development to teachers, and served as an instructor for special education teachers in an alternative certification program. She has a passion for empowering students who have struggled in schools with the knowledge, skills, and discipline for taking charge of their learning.


  • San Francisco State University, MA in Special Education, 2020
  • New York University, BS in Childhood and Childhood Special Education, 2005

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor in Special Education, USF
  • Pathway to Teaching Course Instructor, SF Unified School District
  • Instructional Coach, SF Unified School District
  • Special Education Teacher, SF Unified School District

Awards & Distinctions

  • National Board Certified Teacher in Exceptional Needs, 2015