Deadline extended to apply to the Paraeducator Leadership Network
Attend a virtual info session to learn more and ask questions about the PLN!
Thursday, October 19, 5:00-6:30 (drop-in); Zoom Link: https://sfusd.zoom.us/j/84124030160
Apply to the SFUSD Paraeducator Leadership Network: A paid leadership program for paraeducators!
The Paraeducator Leadership Network (PLN) is an exciting PAID leadership pathway for paraeducators! See below for more information.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 26th (by midnight)
See the TO APPLY section below for application instructions.
Questions? Contact Jennifer (JLo) Lopez
NEW! Paraeducator Peer Coaching Sessions
Are you a paraeducator looking for opportunities to grow AND get paid for your time? The Professional Learning and Leadership Team offers para coaching for those wanting support on their educator journey. Apply Here!
Coaching is optional, confidential, and non-evaluative. Coaching includes an intake session, three observations and debriefs and three additional virtual coaching sessions.
Coaching is open to ALL Para classifications (A, C, N, P, R, S & T). For questions please contact: Sean Nunley-Willis| Nunley-WillisS@sfusd.edu
Monthly Paraeducator PD Workshop Sessions
All paraeducator classifications are invited to our monthly PD series! This includes workshops, guest speakers, summer employment opportunities, and more. Attend one, some or all sessions. Topics will be posted monthly in OASIS. No pre-registration needed. For more information, email Sean Nunley-Willis.
Workshops are on the 4th Wednesday of the month (with a few exceptions) from 3-4pm on Zoom: https://sfusd.zoom.us/j/87135384840
Compensation: Paraeducators can -
- Attend during contract hours if applicable
- Utilize any remaining 18 PD hours
- Attend voluntarily
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 or related school experience 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?
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This page was last updated on November 28, 2023