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Danielle Brown Sanchez, Parent at Dolores Huerta Elementary School

I wanted to take a minute to thank all who were involved in providing Chromebooks for the students to borrow.

Danielle Brown Sanchez

Parent at Dolores Huerta Elementary

Nia Black

I want to study Political Science in college because I want to be a Civil Rights attorney.

Nia Black

Senior at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology, Student Emcee for the 2020 African American Honor Roll

Crystal Hawkins

My supervisor trusts me to do the work, knowing that I understand the vision and I'm going to truly partner with the children and families.

Crystal Hawkins

Family Liaison Coordinator at Shoestrings Children's Center

Eldridge "Swift" Anthony - We Are SFUSD

The key to dealing with kids is you talk up to them, you don’t talk down.

Eldridge "Swift" Anthony

Head of Security at Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School

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I think being fearless makes you the best player you can be. You’re fearless to make mistakes and trust your teammates, which is a big part of volleyball.

Mariko Tanaka

Senior at Lowell High School & 2019 Lowell Varsity Volleyball Team State Champion

Meena Jamerson, Grandparent at Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School

My granddaughter loves it here, and she’s always a good student.

Meena Jamerson

Grandparent at Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School

James Walsh

When I’m out on the field, I just want to play hard for everyone on my team.

James Walsh

Senior at Lincoln High School & 2019 Lincoln Varsity Football Team State Champion

Chris Tasi, Pacific Islander Coordinator

I want to raise up a champion generation, to get our students to understand who they really are and how they could reach the moon.

Chris Tasi

Pacific Islander Coordinator

Leslye Lugo

We do young people a disservice when we do not believe in them. We do a disservice to them when we do not show and prove to them that they are capable.

Leslye Lugo

SFUSD Alumna

Levalasi Loi-On

I am so grateful for the spaces that have helped to nurture my love for my family and communities.

Levalasi Loi-On

Burton High School Alumna

Gary Lew, Teacher at Spring Valley Science Elementary School and SFUSD Alum

I come from a family of teachers, and I feel that I’m following in that tradition of giving back to the community.

Gary Lew

Gary Lew, Teacher at Spring Valley Science Elementary School and SFUSD Alum

Mario Chang

I tell my students’ parents that I teach their kids like they were my own kids.

Mario Chang

Teacher at Mission Education Center

Wisdom Onuoma

The impact that I want to have in the world is for the world to know who I am.

Wisdom Onuoma

9th Grade Student at Lowell High School

Marianne Feibusch

My friend and I always sat on the bleachers and we looked at the Golden Gate bridge while we ate lunch. We liked it. It was a good place to eat lunch. 

Marianne Feibusch

Alumna

Andrew Va'i

“Ole ala ile pule, ole tautua” which translates “the path to leadership is through service”.

Andrew (Drew) Va'i

Alumnus

Chelsea Boilard

I remember vividly learning about wealth inequality with Peer Resources.

Chelsea, Boilard, Alumna

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Michael Essien

I believe in using the Community School Model and a ‘whole school approach’ to address challenges for both students and teachers.

Michael Essien

Principal, Martin L King Middle School

Yesenia Deras

My aunt and uncle worked at SFUSD for many, many years. My aunt for years had been telling me to work for the district because I’d get to work with kids.

Yesenia Deras

Counseling Office Assistant, Balboa High School

Ramon Martinez

I truly love my job. My favorite thing about it is that I give people hope.

Ramon Martinez

Manager, Office of Family Voice

Roberto Vargas

My parents and my elders have given me the example of serving my community and communities in struggle.

Roberto Vargas

Alumnus, Mission High School

Jeremy Hilinski

One of the things I love about this job is consistency.

Jeremy Hilinski

Principal, Bret Harte Elementary School

Betzabe Herrera, Mission High School student delegate

I decided to be a student delegate on the Board of Education because there is not a large representation of students of color, let alone immigrant students.

Betzabe Herrera

Student Delegate, Mission High School

Laura Wentworth

The Stanford-SFUSD partnership helps to build a body of evidence to inform decisions in hopes of improving policy, practices and outcomes for students.

Laura Wentworth

Director of Research Practice Partnerships for California Education Partners

Wil Dunford, EdD

At Civic Center Secondary, at the root of all we do are the concepts of peace, justice, equity, struggle, and liberation.

Wil Dunford, Ed.D.

Assistant Principal, Civic Center Secondary School

This page was last updated on June 27, 2022