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TSA - PAR Coach

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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 are currently hiring two internal teacher candidates as Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) coach starting in them 2021-2022 school year. We want talented, tenured teachers from diverse backgrounds and experiences, inspired and
enacting upon the mission steeped in equity, motivated to unleash our children’s potential.

We want a PAR coach who is a strong collaborator, skilled communicator, problem-solver, comfortable working in a community of continuous learning. We support teachers in all subject areas but have a particularly high need for teacher coach in the following areas:

●  Elementary Education

● Bilingual/Biliteracy (Cantonese)

● Special Education (Mild/Moderate & Moderate/Severe).

The PAR Program is a collaboration between the district and UESF and is governed by a panel composed of four District members and five UESF members. A Peer Coach is a teacher selected and directed by the PAR Panel to assist and review  assigned to the PAR Program. The PAR Program works with tenured teachers subject tointervention, teachers who voluntarily seek short-term support and new teachers to the profession.

Essential Duities & Responsibilities

● Orient tenured participating teachers to...
o District-wide goals and objectives, including CCSS, SFUSD core curriculum and other relevant curriculum materials, SFUSD signature pedagogical strategies, procedures and expectations for their content area; and
o Site specific requirements such as principals’ expectations, site PD plans, record-keeping requirements, etc.


● Use a continuum of coaching stances that address adult learning theory to facilitate strengthening instructional practices of tenured participating teachers by
o developing lesson and unit plans aligned to CCSS and SFUSD Core curriculum
o selecting and managing classroom materials for effective academic learning environments
o developing culturally relevant strategies to support the socio-emotional needs of all students
o practicing and implementing new learning through lesson demonstrations, facilitated peer
observations and other professional learning opportunities
o providing support with a variety of assessments that inform instruction and support student needs


● Observe and provide feedback to tenured participating teachers on intervention caseloads on weekly basis
● Maintain a log for each tenured participating teacher, including a summary of conversations, observations, and other forms of assistance provided. Said documentation shall be included in reports to the PAR Panel and shared copies with tenured participating teacher and site administrator
● Assume responsibility for submitting documentation for PAR Panel presentations to the Lead Coach by the designated dates in accordance with the Contract and guidelines described therein
● Recruit and support tenured teachers that request voluntary coaching through the Peer Support Program
● Co-develop with new, voluntary and tenured participating teachers a Professional Growth Plan and Individual Learning Plan that is aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) as well as district and school-wide goals
● Provide coaching support for beginning teachers including those on emergency permits, Intern credentials and those earning a clear credential through the SFUSD Induction Program. This includes weekly 45-60 minute weekly coaching sessions per each new teacher, and includes:
- Goal setting around the CSTPs
- Co-teaching, modeling, observations and providing instructional feedback
- Providing support with formative and summative assessments to inform instructional planning and
socio-emotional supports for learning
- Lesson and unit planning
- Documentation of time spent/needed paperwork
● Providing professional developments for teachers, the team, and the educational community, which may include professional learning around lesson planning, establishing a safe culture and climate, culturally responsive teaching practices and supports for educational testing such as CBEST, CSET, RICA and EdTPA
● Participate in scheduled department meetings and year-long professional development sessions for new coaches and other growth opportunities to develop one’s coaching stance and adult learning theory
● Meet weekly and collaborate regularly with colleagues as part of a supportive learning community to share resources, develop and present professional development, and present case studies
● Maintain a weekly schedule (Google calendar) and hard copy
● Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

California Clear Credential for subject area of assignment
● Five years of full-time SFUSD service as a teacher in the subject matter field of assignment
● Consistent Highly Satisfactory or Outstanding evaluations
● Recent service as an SFUSD classroom teacher
● Prior successful experience in a mentor/coach/support role for teachers

Desired Qualifications

Instructional Skills
● Exemplary instructional practices, including differentiation and supports for ELLs, SPED and struggling and/or
exceptional learners
● Caring classroom community evident in differentiated socio-emotional routines and structures for all children
that support a growth mindset, including an understanding of trauma-informed practices
● Robust use of formative and summative assessment tools to inform instruction in order to yield positive
learning outcomes, especially for ELLs, SPED and students who historically struggle to achieve at high levels
● Consistent implementation of SFUSD core curriculum, CCSS and culturally responsive pedagogy
Collaboration, Mentoring and Organizational Skills
● Reflective about one’s own learning gaps
● Willingness to accept and implement feedback to improve one’s practice


● Skilled communicator across and within affinity groups
● Effective facilitator of meetings, collaborator and developer of a professional culture within their grade level
team, departments, school and/or district-wide that demonstrates an adult growth mindset
● Ability to problem solve complex dilemmas or unexpected situations independently and/or willing to seek out
critical partners for support
● Ability to manage time and prioritize competing demands
● Ability to tap into core strengths and develop resilience in the face of challenging situations
● Familiarity with California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP)

What We Offer

WORK YEAR: School term plus 5 additional days (UESF Contract, 39.3.11); term of 3 or 4 years (39.3.5), as funding allows (39.3.9).

● Peer Coaches shall receive a compensation differential equal to $5,000. (39.3.12)
● Peer Coaches have return rights to their schools (39.3.9)

PAR Coaches will meet with the PAR team before and after the school calendar year, as well as meet weekly throughout the year. Professional development activities include an orientation to the program, coaching stances and strategies, adult learning theory, and problem solving for developing adult growth mindset. Coaches will participate in ongoing professional development in content areas, standards-based instruction and assessment, providing feedback, time management, and uses of technology to strengthen instruction and collaboration.

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 teach@sfusd.edu.

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