On Tuesday, February 7, the TeachOakland Advisory Group invited all Oakland teachers to a night of celebration, food, drink, and professional mingling with educators from across the city. The goal? Simple- to Celebrate Our Teachers. Over and over we heard from attendees: We need to come together as Oakland public school teachers like this more often!
We also shared the 2017 TeachOakland Citywide Survey. This is an opportunity for Oakland teachers to anonymously share what’s working and what can improve at their school sites. Our teachers deserve the best and there is always room to improve on their day-to-day experiences.
The evening focused on building camaraderie, sharing information, and elevating teacher voices. Oakland teachers sat for individual photo shoots for their Hella Professional Headshots, shared important messages as part of Town Talks, participated in a brand exercise by Oaklandish for the future of TeachOakland, and learned about the Educate78 teacher retention grant program led by our TeachOakland Advisory Group.
Nearly 60 amazing Oakland educators sat for professional headshots. This week, we shared these beautiful portraits with attendees- high resolution images for them to use in any way they want. We hope they enjoy this important resource!