Paraeducator Leadership Network

Overview

The Paraeducator Leadership Network (PLN) is a leadership pathway designed collaboratively by paraeducators for paraeducators. As participants in the program, paraeducators:

  • Attend a leadership professional learning community (PLC) once monthly in order to build capacity to lead at their sites and at the district level (this PLC is VIRTUAL for SY 20-21 and after school hours on Thursdays)

  • Design and lead a project or a PLC and recruit people to attend

  • Maintain agendas and sign-in sheets for the attendees of their project or PLC

  • Prepare for and attend the Professional Learning and Leadership Team (PLL) End of Year Celebration in May

  • Honor the program norms and SFUSD core values (Student-Centered, Fearless, United, Social Justice and Diversity Driven). 

Support and Compensation

  • PLN members are assigned a para coach that supports them through the program

  • PLN members receive a stipend of $2100 for program participation

  • PLN members are provided an iPad for programmatic use

Applying

Applicants to the PLN must have at least 3 years of experience as a paraeducator in SFUSD, a positive outlook on the professionalism of paraeducators, and a desire to lead by designing and facilitating a PLC or other project in an area of expertise or interest (with support!).

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 7, 2020 (by midnight)

1) Complete the online PLN Application

  • Section 2 asks four long answer questions. Please be sure to provide detailed examples and anecdotes where possible while you answer the questions in Section 2. We recommend each response be at least 100 words and should fully answer all aspects of the question.

2) Have a peer complete the online PLN Peer Recommendation.

3) Have a person in a supervisory role (does not need to be your evaluator) submit the online PLN Supervisor Recommendation.


For those applicants who pass Phase 1, you will be asked to schedule an observation and interview.

Thank you! We look forward to receiving your application.

paraeducator chart breakdown

What's the Difference?

Compare the differences between SFUSD Human Resources, United Educators of San Francisco (UESF), and Paraeducator Leadership Network (PLN)

Chart Breakdown of the Differences

Contact

For more information, contact:

Janet Eberhardt, Paraprofessional on Special Assignment, at eberhardtj@sfusd.edu

Sean Nunley-Willis, Paraprofessional on Special Assignment, at nunley-williss@sfusd.edu

Nora Houseman, Supervisor, at housemann@sfusd.edu

2020 paraeducator institute

Learn more about and apply for the 2020 Paraeducator Institute that is happening in August.

Learn About The 2020 Paraeducator Institute