My Background

Advancing educational equity is the mission I have worked for over my nearly 20 years as an educator and organizational leader.

I served for four as the Executive Director of the San Francisco Teacher Residency (SFTR).  In this role I oversaw the recruitment, preparation, and coaching of hundreds of new educators and emerging teacher leaders, raised millions of dollars to support teacher development, and led SFTR as it became a model teacher preparation program, respected nationally for its strong social justice centered vision and practices.  I also led all communications and social media activities, and developed data systems to support program growth and effectiveness.

I have also served as a high school principal where I led strategic equity initiatives to increase the number of students of color in upper level courses, and trained / coached teachers with a focus on racial justice.  And I've taught and coached teachers in several large urban school districts in New York and California.

Additionally, I'm active as a parent organizer, writer, and a lecturer in teacher education through UC Berkeley's CalTeach program and at the Graduate School of Education at Saint Mary's College. 

Growing up I attended public schools in Cambridge, MA.  After attending Wesleyan University I earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from UC Berkeley's Principal Leadership Institute.  I live in Oakland with my wife and two daughters.