It is my honor to kick off the 2018-2019 school year with you and all of Oakland’s educators! Thank you all for everything you do for Oakland students and families.
As a former Oakland Unified principal, I know that our school district is not perfect. But my North Star as a leader – for my students, teachers, and the district as a whole – was always asking if we were improving and learning from our mistakes.
Last night, OUSD took a step toward meaningful, long-term financial improvement. In a 7-0 vote, the Oakland school board passed a resolution
naming that the district would adopt and implement the Smarter School Spending Framework, a financial framework endorsed by a nationally-recognized leader in public finance, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
Sometimes the Facebook feature “On This Day” just reminds me of how much free time I had before I became an educator and a mother. Today, it showed me that 5 years ago this week, GO Oakland put out the very first all-call for applicants to the inaugural cohort of our Teacher Policy Fellowship. At the time, I was a full-time Special Education teacher, just beginning to pop my head out of the classroom to try to understand how the whole system of public education works.
Why public education?
I am product of Dublin (GA) City Public Schools and also attended a state public university in Georgia. A quality public education… Read More
Each year, GO selects a small group of Oakland public school teachers to lead, learn, and think about the future of education in our city.… Read More
Luis Torres is in his third year at Lazear Charter Academy where he has taught 2nd and 5th grade. He is a member of the… Read More
Caitlin is in her 5th year teaching third grade at Cox Academy in East Oakland. She received her Master’s degree in environmental education and is… Read More
Chasmin is an Oakland native and proud educator for Oakland Unified School District. She is in her fifth year teaching 4th grade at Reach Academy.… Read More