Life as an SFTR Resident

A Day in the Life of an SFTR Resident

During the residency year, SFTR residents put in a lot of hours learning and preparing to become a lead teacher the following year. Residents spend approximately 5 hours/day at their assigned school site, and work the same calendar year that SFUSD teachers follow (early August through the end of May). Most coursework takes place in the evenings approximately 3 nights per week. Some SFTR specific classes are held on Friday’s during the school day. During this time, residents are also serving as AmeriCorps members.

A Day in the Life of Resident Melissa Grasso


AmeriCorps Service

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All SFTR residents serve as AmeriCorps members. This means they are connected to the 1,000,000 other people who have or are serving in communities across the United States. As AmeriCorps members, the SFTR residents are also supported to get more deeply engaged in their local communities, and to gain leadership experience by supporting students to develop projects that help their peers and schools.


Learn  more about the special relationship that gets formed between SFTR residents and their mentors, many of whom are SFTR graduates themselves.