Professional Learning and Leadership at SFUSD

What Do We Do?

The Professional Learning and Leadership team, within the Division of Professional Growth and Development, within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, runs the following programs within SFUSD:

The Teacher Leader Fellowship and Lesson Study (formerly known as the Master Teacher Program)

Paid PD hours for SFUSD Educators

The Paraeducator Leadership Network and the Paraeducator Institute

Project-Based Learning Professional Development opportunities

Leading for Equity Professional Learning Communities


Also on our team:

National Board Support Program

Admin MicroGrants


Meet the PLL Group 

Equity Professional Learning Community Opportunities for School Year 2020-21

Equity Professional Learning Community Opportunities for School Year 19-20

Is your site or department interested in prioritizing equity work? Considering joining one of the (Paid!) LEADING FOR EQUITY Professional Learning Community Opportunities for school year 19-20. Professional Learning Communities Offerings:

  • The Skin I’m In: Looking Inward on Racial Equity
  • Culturally Responsive Practices: Impacting student outcomes and transforming student experience
  • Facilitating for Equity
  • Schools as Brave Space: Building the Conditions for Equitable Schools
  • Humanizing Pedagogy: Fostering Equity-Centered Learning Spaces
  • Making Student Thinking Visible: CRT in Practice
  • Exploring White Supremacy Culture in Schools
  • Decolonizing The Classroom