Every student who attends SFUSD schools will discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose. Each and every student will graduate from high school ready for college and career and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile.
Every day we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.
OUR CORE VALUES
Le'joi, 5th Grader
"I want to be the president. I want to be a president that dances, does gymnastics, and plays dodgeball. I want to go to Stanford or Spelman College. I picked Stanford because the American Girl doll store is close by."
Maria, 12th Grader
"I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I do know that I want to help my community because I’ve always done that. But I also have an interest in the tech and medical fields. I see the difference in the levels of impact. If it’s being a great doctor abroad going from country to country -- I’ll be happy with that. If it’s working in community organizing helping the people of San Francisco, I’ll be happy. Every student has the capacity to become a true leader. It just takes time."
Aumornai Edinburgh, Teacher
"Even in second grade, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. My mom is a special education teacher so I've been in the classroom since I was 5. That was my summer program. Some kids go to the YMCA, I went to my mom’s summer school class. Growing up around kids with disabilities - they communicate - they just may not always use their voice. My mom was really good at giving them a voice and understanding that kids communicate in different ways. I think I took that and understood that early on. As I got older, I realized I really love kids and I want to do the same for them - giving them a voice. That’s why I work in this neighborhood, and communities very similar to this, because I feel like these kids often times their voice isn’t heard."
Deputy Superintendent -
Policy and Operations
“I grew up on the East Coast, and I was a double minority in my upbringing. My family was one of very few Asian families in my hometown. Being gay was another major identity factor... I love the city. It’s a beautiful city, and I love the vibe, the culture, the diversity, but in particular it was really meaningful to think of San Francisco as a place where my identity was affirmed and not marginalized. For all those reasons, I idealized this notion of San Francisco, and when I thought about the work that I wanted to do, working for SFUSD was my dream job. For me there’s a huge sense of responsibility to make a positive difference, to work in a collective system to help others make positive impacts - especially to support people and communities who feel marginalized - and to create the conditions that help all students succeed.”