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2021-2022 SFUSD Pathway to Teaching Coach - Bilingual Spanish

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Requisition ID : 3201

Business Unit : Central Office

Job Code : 0807

FTE: 1.00 

Credential : Multiple Subject

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Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose. Our goal is that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here

When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014, SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives.SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As aCORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Who We Want

We want talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and problem solvers comfortable in a community of continuous learning.

We have high need for teachers in the following areas: 

  • Bilingual (Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish)
  • Special Education (Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education)
  • Physical Education 
  • Math
  • Science

Position Description

Pathway to Teaching is SFUSD’s internal teacher preparation program that prepares candidates for a successful career as a teacher in San Francisco Unified School District. We aim to recruit, select, prepare, support, and retain excellent teachers for SFUSD schools. Pathway teachers participate in a rigorous preparation program and are supported by Pathway to Teaching Coaches to develop as educators as they teach in a San Francisco classroom. Through Pathway, aspiring teachers access an affordable, one-year credential program while earning a salary and filling critical teacher vacancies as District intern teachers.

What You'll Do

What You’ll Do

As a Bilingual Spanish Pathway to Teaching Coach, you will support the development of a group of up to 15 new teachers pursuing a Multiple Subject credential with a Bilingual Spanish Authorization. Specifically, you will:

  • Develop teachers through direct coaching and training, ensuring that teachers rapidly improve their performance

  • Conduct cycles of coaching, which include planning for effective instruction, cycles of observation and feedback, and analyzing student learning

  • Identify innovative solutions for improving the overall performance of your caseload of teachers to meet teacher performance and program completion goals.

  • Design and facilitate in-person and/or virtual professional development sessions to either full group or to your cohort of Bilingual Spanish teachers during responsive coaching sessions or Professional Learning Saturdays.

  • Grade online coursework for your caseload of teachers and integrate learning into coaching cycles.

  • Use data to identify and act on trends in Pathway Teacher performance and potential interventions/strategies for improving individual, caseload, and cohort-wide performance.

  • Establish and reinforce a culture of achievement that drives Pathway Teachers to ensure that all students achieve at high levels through all interactions.

  • Support teachers through program completion, including facilitating completion of testing, state required teacher performance assessment (edTPA), and coursework requirements.

  • Liaise with Administrators, site and other Coaches, Content Area Teams, and other SFUSD educators that will position each of your teachers for success in the classroom.

  • Attend regular collaboration meetings to improve your practice

  • Other duties as assigned

What You Bring

We are looking for amazing, experienced teachers who hold Clear Multiple Subject credentials with Bilingual Spanish Authorizations, who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by the vision of Pathway to Teaching and are ready to dive in and roll up their sleeves. Pathway Coaches play a critical role in shaping and crafting the success of the program. You’ll be right at home here if you learn from failure, are willing to work through adversity, like to cultivate strong relationships, and push yourself, your work and the Pathway Administrators, Coaches, and Teachers to the next level. We expect our Bilingual Spanish Pathway to Teaching Coaches to:

  • Have classroom experience. You have at least five years of successful teaching experience (preferably in a high-need school) and a proven track record of raising student achievement. You have strong familiarity with and expertise in the Common Core State Standards and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (highly preferred). 

  • Know great teaching when they see it. Whether you are watching a teacher deliver a lesson or looking at student performance data, you can identify where that teacher is effective and what s/he needs to do to improve immediately and in the long term. You have previous experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal (highly preferred).

  • Develop teachers. You track and analyze teacher data, but it’s what you do with it that really has an impact. Based on your data analysis and what you see in the classroom, you identify new approaches to improve teacher performance under a quick timeline.

  • Build trusting relationships. You have a demonstrated ability to connect with adult learners quickly and to build strong working and coaching relationships that enable transformative change.

  • Be comfortable with the unknown. Ambiguity doesn’t scare you; just the opposite:, you thrive on it. You are flexible and comfortable adapting your work to maximize your impact on students, the teachers you coach and your team.

Be a continuous learner. You have a demonstrated ability to respond positively to feedback and learn quickly. You will also work collaboratively with your Pathway team to support the success of the Pathway to Teaching program.


  • Deep knowledge of content and instruction, with at least five years K-8 Bilingual Spanish teaching experience (required), preferably in high-need schools or with high-need populations, and a proven track record of raising student achievement

  • Clear Multiple Subject credential with Bilingual Spanish Authorization (required)

  • Previous experience with mentoring, coaching and/or facilitating professional development for teachers (highly preferred) 

  • Strong familiarity and experience with the Common Core State Standards (required)

  • Immediate understanding of what effective teaching looks like and a deep commitment to the support of effective and rigorous instruction

  • Proven ability to overcome barriers and provide seamless support to teachers as they work to complete a rigorous training program

  • Ability to track and analyze data on teacher and student performance to uncover trends and act strategically and effectively to improve results

  • Ability to communicate direct feedback in a compelling way that inspires teachers to make immediate improvements to instruction that will accelerate their students’ achievement

  • Willingness to work occasional Saturdays, to flex hours when needed, and to travel to sites across the city each day.

  • Active participation and collaboration in team and department meetings.

Desired Qualifications

What We Offer

SFUSD is committed to attracting and retaining the best educators in the nation. Benefits of teaching in San Francisco include:

  • Competitive salaries determined by experience, education level, and credentials
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance for teachers and their eligible dependents
  • City and state programs for housing assistance:
  • Teacher Next Door Program: https://sfmohcd.org/teacher-next-door
  • MyHome Assistance Program: https://www.calhfa.ca.gov/homebuyer/programs/myhome.htm
  • Additional salary stipend of $5000 for National Board Certified teachers
  • Additional salary stipend of $2000 for credentialed teachers teaching in high potential schools and a $1000 stipend for teachers teaching hard to fill subject areas

How to Apply

  • Go to: https://careers.sfusd.edu/
  • Create an account and complete an application.
  • Go to the “Current Openings” tab to view and apply for specific openings.

Please check back often to connect your application to specific openings as they are posted. Applicants will be contacted based on the needs of the district. For more information about careers at SFUSD, please visit https://careers.sfusd.edu/. For more information about SFUSD’s mission and Strategic Plan please visit www.sfusd.edu. For other questions, contact us at pathway@sfusd.edu

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities. For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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