Fresno Unified recognizes teacher quality as the number one factor in raising student achievement. Therefore, there is an urgency to break the cycle of inequity and provide children in high-poverty schools with high quality education. To "grow our own" teachers may be the most efficient and sustainable strategy for developing an effective teaching force that is committed to high academic expectations for all learners. The Teacher Development Department is committed to providing targeted professional learning, support, and mentoring for aspiring teachers to prepare college and career ready graduates.
The Fresno Teacher Residency Program (FTRP) is a joint effort between Fresno Unified School District and local university partners. The overarching goal of the FTRP is to improve student achievement in science, technology, math and science in grades K-12 through innovative, cutting-edge teacher preparation program coupled with outstanding professional support. For more information, please see attached document. TRP_Factsheet_2019-20.pdf
Amy Bennett, Teacher on Special Assignment(559) 457-3178
The Paraprofessional Academy Program supports candidates that are currently serving Fresno Unified students and have an aspiration to become a teacher. If you embrace a culture of learning with high expectations for all students, Paraprofessional Academy is the program to help jumpstart your pathway to teaching. For more information, please see attached document.Para Academy.pdfContact:Vang Thao, Teacher on Special Assignment(559) 457-3194
Fresno Unified invites you to be a teacher candidate in our district. As the fourth largest school district in California and the largest school district in the Central Valley, we serve over 73,000 students. For more information, please see attached document.FUSD Teacher Candidate.pdf.
Lisa Thompkins, Teacher on Special Assignment(559) 457-3174
The Teacher Academy develops and supports high school students through their journey of becoming highly effective educators through the model of “Growing Our Own.” The program offers a cohort model of learning and provides students exposure to careers in education through Linked Learning, an integrated approach of academic and technical courses. The Teacher Academy embeds work-based learning in real-world workplaces, summer internships, and professional and technical skill building opportunities. The Teacher Academy outlines the steps to becoming a successful educator and provides a bridge to employment with Fresno Unified. It is currently offered at Duncan, Sunnyside, McLane and Roosevelt High Schools. For more information, please see Teacher Academy.pdf. or contact your high school counselor.
Leanne Cervantes-Johnson & Liliana Spears, Teacher on Special Assignment(559) 457-3192
Transition to Teaching is a competitive program that creates and nurtures highly effective teachers for Fresno Unified School District in hard-to-fill subjects such as math, science, and special education. If you’re dedicated to making a difference, Transition to Teaching will help get you on the fast track to the classroom by offering educational and professional support. For more information, please seeT2T Brochure.pdf.
Learn more about the Transition to Teaching Program at http://go.fresnou.org/t2t
Contact: Tiffany Samuel, Teacher on Special Assignment(559) 457-3177