Paraeducator Institute

What is the Paraeducator Institute?

The Paraeducator Institute is designed to support paraeducators to feel valued and supported and to allow paraeducators to engage in meaningful and relevant professional development. Workshops will enhance your wisdom and talents in service of improving student learning and student experiences. The institute will feature speeches from SFUSD leadership as well as Para leaders in our district. Attendees can select morning and afternoon workshops to attend to best meet your job needs and professional learning desires. We anticipate 500-800 paraeducators attending each day.


You are paid to attend this institute!


SFUSD paras are paid to attend the Para Institute through the 7 Hour Contractual PD Day and/or your 18 Paid Professional Development Hours.

Here is information on payment for SFUSD preservice institutes.


For more information, contact Nora Houseman at

This page was last updated on June 30, 2022