Acorn Woodland 

Grade & Subject: Preschool/Special Education Inclusion

What inspires you?
I am inspired every day by my students’ curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. The look of pride and joy on a child’s face when they make a new discovery or master a skill is a constant reminder of why I love this work.

Why are you excited to be a part of the Teacher Advisory Group working to make Oakland a better place for educators?
All students in Oakland deserve a high quality education. I believe a big part of achieving this goal is attracting and retaining excellent teachers. The Teacher Advisory Group will be an opportunity for teachers from across the district to come together to discuss what is working, what challenges they are facing, and what can be done to improve conditions for teachers and students. When teachers come together and make their voices heard, positive change can happen. I am excited to be a part of this work.