Something very special and very unique is happening in Oakland – a distinguished and diverse group of incredibly talented public school teachers is coming together to support teacher driven, teacher led, and teacher implemented initiatives across the city to support teacher fulfillment and retention.

These 22 public school teachers have committed to serving on the the Educate78 Teacher Advisory Group for the Spring of 2016. We were overwhelmed by the number of applicants from all over the city and humbled by their dedication to the profession and their creative capacity to envision and design strategies to improve teachers’ experiences in Oakland. From such a rich applicant pool, we selected these 22 stellar teachers to guide and inspire teachers throughout Oakland to join together to create a school system that supports its teachers and students to thrive.

It is indeed our privilege to welcome the following teacher leaders to the Educate78 Teacher Advisory Group:

Alanna Baumert

Lighthouse

Chela Delgado

Coliseum College Prep

Jennie Herriot-Hatfield

Think College Now

Juliana Germak

NOCCS

Marguerite Sheffer

Life Academy

Michael Williams

Sankofa Academy

Paul Meyer

East Bay Innovation Academy

Antoinette Strain

Greenleaf

Dewanna Slaughter

Frick Middle School

Jeremy Crouthamel

Roosevelt Middle School

Karen Schreiner

Aspire Monarch Academy

Meredith Lewis

East Bay Innovation Academy

Nicki Fox

LPS R&D

Robbie Torney

Lodestar

Bernadette Zermeño

Bridges Academy

Emma Coufal

Think College Now

Johanna Paraiso

Fremont High School

Logan McWilliams

Markham Elementary

Michelle Battle

Unity High School

Nina Portugal

Life Academy

Sharon Gray

Frick Middle School

Our Teacher Advisory Group is a blend of the wisdom of our veteran teachers with over 15 years of experience, the energy of our mid-career teachers, and the youthful enthusiasm of our rookie teachers. We are bringing together teachers from public schools – both traditional and charter –in a variety of neighborhoods across Oakland. The racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the Teacher Advisory Group adds to the potential for meaningful insights and nuanced conversations to meet the needs of all teachers as they strive to bring out the best in all of their students. We are thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience these 22 wonderful teachers bring to this important work.

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