About the Paraeducator Leadership Network
Professional Learning, Mentoring, and Coaching for Paraeducators
The Paraeducator Leadership Network is an exciting PAID leadership pathway for paraeducators!
Established by paraeducators as a leadership pathway to enhance and provide support for paraeducators with emphasis on professional development.
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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
During the 22-23 SY this PLC will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5pm to 7pm and will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person
Design and lead 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
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, knowledge of Google applications (or a willingness to learn), and a desire to lead by designing and facilitating a PLC in an area of expertise or interest (with support!).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 22, 2022 (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 Peer Recommendation.
3) Have a person in a supervisory role (does not need to be your evaluator) submit the online 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.
What's the Difference?
Compare the differences between SFUSD Human Resources, United Educators of San Francisco (UESF), and Paraeducator Leadership Network (PLN)
For more information, contact:
Janet Eberhardt, Paraeducator on Special Assignment, at email@example.com
Sean Nunley-Willis, Paraeducator on Special Assignment, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer “JLo” Lopez, Paraeducator on Special Assignment, at email@example.com
Nora Houseman, Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
This page was last updated on January 30, 2023