COMMITMENT HONOR SUCCESS
Science • Technology • Engineering • Art • Math
Cooper C'de Baca
SAUSD Dashboard Instructional Coach
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.
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.