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Our Core Values



We put students' needs first.


We persist through challenges.


We celebrate and build on each other's strengths.

Social justice

We stand with those most vulnerable in our community.


We respect and seek to understand each person.

What values unite us as a broader SFUSD team? We came together—teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and colleagues from across the district—multiple times over the course of last school year to answer this question.

As we work toward changing the system so that it truly is able to serve all students, we must have a strong set of core values and core beliefs that will guide us through the challenges that will come our way.

See how our core values resonate with our team:


Our vision reflects where we want to go as an organization.

Our mission clarifies how we're going to get there and is embodied in our organizational goals and strategies.

Our core values define who we are collectively and how we work together.

Our Core Values in Action


We Are SFUSD shares real stories about our students, staff, leaders, and families with the community of San Francisco. Take a photographic glimpse into the lives of the people who makeup SFUSD, and learn how SFUSD core values to be student-centered, fearless, united, and to support social justice and diversity leads the work every day in our schools.

RAVE Awards

Do you know a teacher, staff member or team in SFUSD who does an outstanding job embodying our core values? Nominate them today!