Apply to the SFUSD Paraeducator Leadership Network
A paid leadership program for paraeducators!
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.
May 10th, 2023 (by midnight): to have your application considered for this spring
September 15th, 2023: to have your application considered for fall (final deadline)
2023 Paraeducator Spring Conference
SFUSD Paraeducators - Register to attend the Paraeducator Spring Conference (a virtual Saturday conference)!
To support paraeducators with continued professional learning and opportunities to utilize their paid hours for professional development (18 PD Hours & 7 Hour Contractual PD Day), the Paraeducator Leadership Network is hosting a VIRTUAL SPRING CONFERENCE! See our flier!
Looking for Support?
The Paraeducator Leadership Network (PLN) will be offering virtual support space each month for paras to meet in facilitated, role-alike groups to receive support and build community. ALL paras (Special Education N and S paras, Early Education C and A paras, R-series paras, T10 Security Aides, and Instructional Aides) are invited and encouraged to attend! No registration is needed - log on!
Contact Janet Eberhardt for more details (Eberhardtj@sfusd.edu)
Individual Coaching Support
Are you a paraeducator looking for opportunities to grow? Beginning February 5th, the Professional Learning and Leadership Team is offering peer coaching for those wanting support on their educator journey.
Coaching is optional and non-evaluative (not for evaluation purposes but for job growth and development). Coaching includes an intake session, two observations with debriefs, and two additional virtual coaching sessions. Coaching is led by Paras on Special Assignment (PSAs) - Paraeducator Support and Development team members.
The Paraeducator Leadership Network (PLN) is an exciting PAID leadership pathway designed collaboratively by paraeducators for paraeducators. As participants in the program, PLN members:
Attend a leadership professional learning community (PLC) once monthly in order to build capacity to lead at their sites and at the district level (Wednesdays once a month from 5-7 pm)
Design and lead professional development for paraeducators that you present at your school site and/or at district-wide conferences
Engage in collective thinking and action about how to address the learning needs of paraeducators in SFUSD
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 (Yrs 1 and 2)
REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:
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 PD in an area of expertise or interest (with support!).
Computer skills or willingness to learn tech skills are necessary.
While we do not have a cap by site or classification for entry into the PLN program, we do attempt to diversify our program by classification, level, and site - thus multiple applicants from the same site, in the same classification, are unlikely to all be accepted.
For those applicants who pass Phase 1, you will be asked to schedule an observation and interview.
1) Complete the 23/24 Application (written 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 23/24 Peer Rec
3) Have a person in a supervisory role (Principal, AP, Dean, Counselor or Teacher that supports or oversees your work, etc.) submit the online 23/24 Supervisor Rec
What's the Difference?
Compare the differences between SFUSD Human Resources, United Educators of San Francisco (UESF), and Paraeducator Leadership Network (PLN)
Contact the PLN Paraeducators-on-Special Assignment (PSAs), Professional Learning and Leadership Team (PLL)
Janet Eberhardt, EberhardtJ@sfusd.edu
Sean Nunley-Willis, Nunley-WillisS@sfusd.edu
Jennifer (JLo) Lopez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you! We look forward to receiving your application.
This page was last updated on April 18, 2023