I really love seeing the ‘a-ha’ moments with the kids as they’re connecting things they’re learning or have seen before when I share knowledge about different plants and animals.
Naturalist, SFUSD Environmental Science Cewnter
It’s always a trip down memory lane coming back to the schools, going into classrooms, and meeting with the teachers and staff.
SFUSD Alum (Rosa Parks Elementary, Presidio Middle, Washington High)
We’re trying to get kids out of their comfort zone and have some fun while staying safe.
Andre Higginbotham and Nicole Warner
Teacher and Program Liaison for the Beginning Riders and Aspiring Professionals Program, June Jordan School for Equity
Learning both Spanish and English helped me understand who I am as a Hispanic person born in the US, and it helped me grow more as a student.
Daniel Alvarez Deleon
Class of 2023 and State Seal of Biliteracy Earner, John O’Connell High School
I help students teach each other about taking care of themselves and their wellness.
Teacher on Special Assignment, Elementary Health Education, Student and Family Services Division
I grew up in the Mission and with the James Lick community, and there’s a big sense of pride that I’m able to give back to the community that helped raise me.
Soccer Coach, James Lick Middle School
I appreciate the small community here at Thurgood Marshall and getting to know everyone really well. We are like a family and we all love each other.
Counselor, Thurgood Marshall Academic High School
It’s important to me to be a Black male teacher in a school with lots of Black and Brown kids, so there’s a certain way I carry myself.
7th Grade Math Teacher, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
I love seeing the kids progress, get better at their skills, and find things to enjoy that will keep them physically active throughout their lifetimes.
PE Teacher, Roosevelt Middle School
By setting an example of hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude, I hope to encourage my students to become the best versions of themselves and to pursue their passions with confidence and enthusiasm.
3rd Grade Spanish Dual Immersion Teacher, Monroe Elementary School
I’ve had chance meetings with multiple former Hoover students, who as adults have told me how much they appreciated their middle school art classes and how it gave them an outlet to be creative and a way to express themselves.
Art Teacher, Herbert Hoover Middle School
Having a community that stands up for you and really has your back has been the best part of being part of the village.
4th Grade Teacher, Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School
What I love is seeing students take their skills to other places that I could not foresee, and learning from them.
Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) Teacher, Balboa High School
My hope is to lift the capacity of schools so that we can further support the needs of our community based on what they want to see in schools.
Director of Community Schools
I help out at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary, where I went to elementary school, and I love giving back to my community and helping the kids grow.
12th Grade, Abraham Lincoln High School
I am creating the programs that I wish existed when I was a student in SFUSD.
LGBTQ Student Services Coordinator
This is a really great time to make sure our students are ready to be adults with personal finance education to help them make the right decisions.
SFUSD Personal Finance Specialist
Everyone from teachers, community partners, paraeducators, and our security team are willing and able to do what is necessary to support our kids and get their basic needs met.
Assistant Principal, Visitacion Valley Middle School
My favorite part of my work is seeing how incredibly excited students get about the library, reading, finding out new things, and thinking critically.
Abby Taheri Woodworth
Teacher Librarian, McKinley Elementary School
I want to tell my peers to not give up on their goals. It’ll be worth it in the end to work hard now.
8th Grader and 4.0 Student, Alice Fong Yu Alternative School
I like playing in the school yard, my classroom, doing art with my teacher, and learning about space.
Kindergarten, Garfield Elementary School
My elementary school teachers at Lau influenced me to want to work with children. I’m glad I get to go back to the school and volunteer.
Lau, Francisco, and Galileo Alum
Working at a school is a family business and I’m with a group of people who love being here.
Student Advisor, Redding Elementary School
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