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    Cooper C'de Baca

    SAUSD Dashboard Instructional Coach

    (714) 568-7000


    My Job:

    What is a Dashboard Coach?

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    About Me:


    Work life:

    I began my teaching career in 2002 working with special needs students in the inner city of Baltimore, MD and loved every second of it. I joined the SAUSD family in 2004, and taught high school math and coached various sports teams for 15 years.  I also served in various leadership roles supporting teachers and professionals in education. 

    I was a CPM Teacher Leader from 2013-2019 and facilitated workshops for school districts throughout Southern California. I have had the privilege of training many of SAUSD's secondary math teachers in student-centered facilitation of learning in a CPM classroom.  

    In 2019, I accepted a position as an SAUSD Dashboard Instructional coach, and my passion in this position is helping teachers love their job even more by developing their effectiveness in student-centered instruction.  In doing so, I have worked with Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies and CTE teachers in transitioning from a lecture-based model to a student-centered active-learning environment.  I also support teachers in utilizing technology in classroom instruction. 

    SAUSD Dashboard Instructional Coaches webpage



    Home life:


    Outside of work, I am a father of 4 and married to my amazing wife, Kelly. On the weekends, I enjoy watching my kids' games and doing a number of outdoor activities with family and friends.