Fresno Unified recognizes teacher quality as the number one factor in raising student achievement.  Therefore, “growing 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 D​​​​evelopment department is committed to providing targeted professional learning, support and mentoring for new teachers. Teachers are evaluated and supported around six key standards called the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP).

Instructional coaching is the core of the district New Teacher Support Program. The Fresno Unified New Teacher Support Program includes alternative credentialed (PIPs, STSPs, Interns) and Induction (Preliminary Multiple Subject and Single Subject) teachers. Full-time released instructional coaches offer weekly, and often daily, support to new teachers in the district. Fresno Unified instructional coaches serve as non-evaluative support and models, impacting teacher performance and student learning.

New Teacher Support Team

  • Deann Carr (559) 457-3187
  • Elica Gutierrez (559) 457-3189
  • Kim White (559) 457-3188

Test Prep

  • CSET
  • RICA
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