Curtiss joined the Foundation in summer 2016 and brings over twenty-five years of experience working to improve communities and schools for children and families. Most recently as the Deputy Chief of Community Schools and Student Services department in the Oakland Unified School District, Curtiss was responsible for all student and family support services and district collaborations with public and private partners. His prior experience includes ten years in the San Francisco Unified School District as a supervisor for the Student Services department, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the East Bay, and the U.S. Naval Medical Center, Oakland.
Curtiss received a BA from the State University of New York at Geneseo, a Masters of Social Work from the University of California at Berkeley, and education administrative credentials from Sonoma State University and San Francisco State University.