Ninth graders are very special humans who have taught me so much about being organized, structured and the importance of having a healthy sense of humor.
Teacher on Special Assignment teaching ninth grade health at George Washington High School
As an SFUSD student, I was lucky enough to have brilliant teachers who provided me with the foundation for my career and now as a recruiter, I am able to make sure teachers like them can continue to teach in SFUSD.
HR Staffing Analyst
It’s so important for me, especially as an immigrant, for my daughter to go to school in San Francisco where there is so much diversity.
SFUSD substitute and parent of a 1st grade Bilingual Spanish class student at Spring Valley Elementary
I was born and raised around the corner from Carver. My children attended Carver, and for the past 16 years I have worked there where I take care of the students and staff. I love all of it.
Secretary, George Washington Carver Elementary School
I was a student at Spring Valley, so it’s nice to come back to the community where I grew up and learn from the families that are now here.
3rd Grade Teacher, Redding Elementary School
We are able to build relationships with students at such a crucial time in their lives where they need guidance and support to step into their futures.
Head Counselor, Raoul Wallenberg High School
Learning a new language is about connecting people.
12th Grade, Mission High School
San Francisco public schools taught me how to carve out my own piece of the tech boom - Kids should know: I can do this and I don't have to change...I can show up wholeheartedly.
Leader for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Invitae and SFUSD Alumnae (Carver Elementary and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle)
I grew up surrounded by teachers, but doing my internship at Stevenson Elementary made me want to be a teacher - I liked how much I could learn from kids, grow patience with them, and see them grow as people.
12th Grade, Lincoln High School
One of the reasons I’ve been at Muir for 13 years is that the community really cares for each other and has a positive energy.
Principal, John Muir Community Elementary School
The best part about going to school in SFUSD was meeting people of so many different cultures and experiencing diversity in the classroom.
SFUSD Alum (El Dorado ES, Visitacion Valley MS, Balboa HS)
I really like math and decided to take both Geometry and Algebra II in the same year, which has helped me practice how to multi-task.
11th Grade, Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
My experiences in high school fueled my passion to support others and helped me discover potential career paths aligning with community empowerment.
Class of 2022, Abraham Lincoln High School
Being a part of a unique and inclusive cohort challenged me to aim for the stars within the classroom while always practicing self-introspection.
Class of 2022, Lowell High School
My teachers and counselors have been great resources for me to get support and keep track of my progress.
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Class of 2022, Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
SFUSD helped me strengthen my leadership, collaboration, and empathy skills. As a student representative, I improved my dedication, persistence, and advocacy.
Class of 2022, John O'Connell High School
Thanks to my American Democracy class, I can see myself getting more involved in the changes of a better San Francisco because the existing issues require the voices and engagement of everyone.
Class of 2022, Balboa High School
As a result of all the experiences navigating my high school education, I have gained leadership experience and learned to have empathy for others.
Class of 2022, San Francisco International High School
I love learning about my students’ art and creativity, and sharing a sacred space together and building creative energy off of each other.
Music Teacher, June Jordan School for Equity
When I was an SFUSD student I knew that my teachers cared about me, and now I feel that all my daughters’ teachers care about them.
SFUSD Alumnus and Stevenson Elementary and AP Giannini Middle School Parent
I really love that I am able to witness children connecting with and caring for the environment at such a young age.
Garden Educator, George Peabody Elementary School
It’s really nice to see the connection that I make with people of my culture, and to be that inspiration for them to see they can also be a teacher.
2nd Grade Teacher, Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School
As a math teacher I know that every student has the capacity to think like a mathematician, and by working together we can reach our fullest potential.
Math Teacher, John O'Connell High School
Food is the path to history and also to the future.