I am a bonfided Oaklander, I was born and raised in Oakland, California, I attended Parker Elementary, Frick Junior High School, and Castlemont High School, the Mighty Knights. I remember watching KTVU Channel 2 and Dennis Richmond reported Oakland Unified School District students scored in the lowest percentile on the state standardized test. I thought to myself, “I graduated from Oakland Public Schools maybe I can help.” I telephoned my former history teacher Jerry Wolfe, which was at the time Frick Middle School’s principal, he hired me, and the rest is 22 years of educational history in Oakland Unified School District.
My entire 22 years of teaching has been exclusively at Frick Middle School currently known as Frick Impact Academy. I received my undergraduate degrees at San Francisco State University in Broadcast Electronic Communications Arts and Black Studies, I earned a Teaching Credential at California State East Bay, Masters in Instructional Leadership from National University. I am currently enrolled in Reach Leadership Program for Administrative Credential, and Northcentral University earning a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
I believe it takes a village to raise a child, my desire as Assistant Principal is to create a collaborative school environment where parents, guardians, family members, community, and educators’ bond collectively to enrich each child’s academic and social growth.
During my free time, I enjoy singing in a Legends of Motown Old School Tribute Show, reading, traveling, riding my Harley Davidson Road Glide, spending time with family and friends.