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.