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2019 We Are SFUSD Archive

"We Are SFUSD" shares real stories about our students, staff, leaders, and families with the community of San Francisco. Take a 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.

02/14/19

Morgan Holland, Central School Social Worker for School Health Programs and Mentoring for Success

There is a tremendous amount of value in having a mentoring program within the district. We build connections between students and staff while also supporting their families. It’s important to me to care about their academic success, social-emotional development, and future growth. The mentoring program allows for this and provides a really clear and direct opportunity for adults to build caring relationships with young people.

01/31/19

Daniel Vigil, 12th grader at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

When I was younger, I began to really enjoy acting and getting into the head of a character. I’ve been doing theater since 2nd grade. SOTA theater students did outreach at my elementary school and I just fell in love with acting, the way production was put together and everything. At that point, I fell in love with this school and I wanted to go here ever since. It’s that deeply rooted.

01/24/19

Alba Akrabawi, Spanish Bilingual Computer Science Content Specialist at Leonard Flynn Elementary & Dolores Huerta Elementary Schools

I want to be the teacher that I wanted to have as a child. I want to be the teacher that students can relate to. As the first person in my family to go to college, I understand the difficulties my students are going through, and if I can give them another outlet, another option, for their career in the future, I’m all about it. If I can make it possible for them to be interested in and engaged in a career in STEM, that will possibly allow them to remain in the city where they were born and raised.

01/11/19

Dr. E’leva Hughes Gibson, Director - Cohort 5

Being a product of SFUSD, a native San Franciscan, a former teacher, a former school site leader and now a Central Office administrator has allowed me to have varying perspectives in how to best support student achievement and cultivate school community. My role is important because I help principals be innovative in how they lead their schools in order to change the outcomes for children.