Angela Badami-Knight joins the GO team this month as the Manager of Educator Community for Oakland,
Angela spent almost a decade as a special education teacher in Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), most recently at Westlake Middle School. From her work with students, to her work in union leadership, Angela has focused on equity and building community.
At Westlake, she worked hard to offer her students the tools to be academically successful, coached new teachers, and led school-wide professional development through the instructional leadership team.
Angela has also been a community leader, advocating for teachers as an Oakland Education Association (OEA) Executive Board member and Site Representative. She mobilized educators to vote yes on the most recent OEA/OUSD contract, and led the Westlake community as it fought to preserve space and services for its students.
As the Manager of Educator Community, Angela hopes to continue to bring teachers together to advocate for Oakland’s students. She will facilitate the work of the Teacher Policy Fellows as they continue to research ways to retain teachers in Oakland, create opportunities for Oakland teachers to be educated on and inform policy making, and advocate for a more democratic, participatory union.