Ensuring Talent Across the District

Having the right people in the right positions is key to ensuring students receive quality instruction and equitable support to thrive in the 21st century. 

The primary driver of student success focuses on ensuring strong and effective teachers combined with highly rigorous content. School districts across the nation are once again facing a serious teacher and administrator shortage. SFUSD is expanding innovative programs that recruit and retain a more local and diverse workforce of teachers and is building strong pathways for leaders to grow as administrators through strong national partnerships

Facilitating investments to recruit, retain and develop teachers, principals and other staff, including paying competitive salaries, enhancing professional learning and providing assistance to address housing affordability and access are just a few key SPARK*Talent priorities.

Additionally, improving the capacity and effectiveness of the central office to develop systems of support for strengthening the instructional core and driving the organizational change is equally important to scale promising practices resulting in improved student outcomes.