Carolyn Gramstorff has been an innovative educator and school leader in the Bay Area for the past 20 years. She most recently served as the Executive Director of the North Oakland Community Charter School (NOCCS). Under her leadership, NOCCS doubled it enrollment through a successful expansion to a K-8 model, increased its Academic Performance Index increased by 64 points, and developed an education program that is recognized on both a local and national level for its innovative practices.  Previously Carolyn worked as a school leader in two Oakland public schools.

She began her career as a teacher in San Francisco and served in the very first cohort of the AmeriCorps members through Partners in School Innovation.  Carolyn holds two Masters Degrees, one from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the University of California’s Principal Leadership Institute.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Syracuse University.  Her interests include photography, biking, and collaborating on elaborate design and construction projects with her daughter.