• Connecting with Kyla

  • 11.17 Leading with Gratitude

    Today, with Thanksgiving less than a week away, I am full of gratitude. I appreciate OUSD and everyone who is a part of our community. First, I must thank our families without whom we cannot do all that we do.

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  • 11.15 It's Restorative Justice Day in OUSD

    Did you know that RJ is an international movement with roots dating back hundreds of years in cultures across the world? In OUSD, we embrace this tradition by teaching our students and educators restorative practices to strengthen community and repair harm.

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  • 11.06 Budget and Water Quality Update

    I am back with another important update on our ongoing budget challenges as well as the proactive lead testing happening across OUSD to ensure safe drinking water for students and staff.

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  • 10.10 Financial Update for 2017-18

    I am committed to being as transparent as possible about our finances. Please watch the video for an update, the first of many messages I plan to share about the budget this year.

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  • 10.02 Helping in Times of Tragedy

    I write today because, like you, I am heartbroken by the senseless act of violence that occurred in Las Vegas. My heart goes out to the victims and their loved ones. This is a time when we should come together as Oaklanders and model support, tolerance and unity in our society.

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  • 09.05 Standing With Our Dreamers

    DACA is aligned with our District’s value of Equity and our belief that children and families who have overcome remarkable barriers to be here deserve a chance.

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  • 08.18 OUSD Day One: The Start of a Great Year

    At last, the first day of school is on Monday! The 2017-18 school year is my first as Superintendent and I couldn’t be more excited to be leading the District where my education began.

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