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.
Un Ieng Sit
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.
Mashkoor "Tunji" Elegbede
Student Nutrition Services
Our students are our core and we will get through this because of their energy which keeps us going every day.
Principal, Abraham Lincoln High School
I like being a substitute for the freedom and the excitement of every day.
I went to McAteer High School back in the 80s - education makes sense in the trajectory of my life and I want to give back by working with teens, especially in career technical education.
Career Pathways Specialist
I am so proud and encouraged by SFUSD’s commitment and dedication to our students.
Assistant Principal, Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School
SFUSD gives me the opportunity to show my students San Francisco, and not just in a classroom.
RSP Special Education and Outdoor Education Teacher, Independence High School
It’s nice that we’re doing something to help the community by building a playground through the Wilderness Arts Literacy Collaborative (WALC).
12th Grade, Downtown High School
We’re a neighborhood school serving the Excelsior District and community and have so many deep traditions.
Principal, Balboa High School
I am a constant advocate for young adults moving into their careers in SFUSD.