Thank you to our COVID Action Team!
Our plans for 2020-21 and beyond could not have been created without the dedication and creative thinking of our COVID-19 Action Team Members. These parents, principals, teachers, classified staff, and central leaders came together with short notice in May to work across schools, departments, and traditional roles and responsibilities to think deeply about what it would take to provide our students with the best possible learning experience this year.
It is this community spirit of working and dreaming together that will allow us to move through this school year intact. We deeply appreciate all the individuals who served on our COVID Action Team. Thank you for your leadership and vision during these unprecedented times. The working groups were organized around key questions.
What does equitable, high-quality instruction look like?
Kelleth Chinn, Instructional Tech
Anisa Rasheed, Montera Principal
Angela Badami-Knight, Talent
Jana Maiuri, CCPA Teacher
Reginald Mosley, Parent
Wes Jacques, Academics Dept.
Melisha Linzie, Special Ed Paraeducator
Jerome Gourdine, Office of Equity
Eleanor Alderman, ICS Principal
Emily Frank, Life Academy Teacher & Pediatrician
Young Whan Choi, Linked Learning
Amy Carozza, CCPA Principal
Jennifer Blake, Special Education
Liana Nelson, Allendale Teacher
Olivia Udovic, Manzanita SEED Teacher
Mona Lisa Treviño, Parent
Nicole Knight, ELLMA Office
Mark Triplett, Middle School Network Supt.
Elizabeth Paniagua, Counseling Dept.
Kathleen Arnold, Elementary School Network Supt.
Nathan Jackson, UPA PE Teacher
Theresa Lozach, Burbank Preschool Principal
Christie Herrera, Early Childhood Education Dept.
Kilian Betlach, Elmhurst Principal
Misha Karigaca, Attendance Dept.
Sondra Aguilera, Chief Academic Officer
How do we support our staff and students to access the technology they need and bridge the digital divide?
Colleen Calvano, Technology Dept
Heather Palin, Emerson Principal
Jen Darmstadt-Holm, Parent
Kyleigh Nevis, Oakland Undivided
Sara Shepich, Global Family Teacher;
Preston Thomas, Chief Systems and Operations Officer
Curtiss Sarikey, Chief of Staff
How do we ensure that we have clear and safe procedures for staff and students accessing district services?
Caitlin Khurshid, Parent
Bri Moore, Madison Park Principal
Carmelita Reyes, Systems & Services Dept
Phyllis Copes, Admin Assistant
Christopher Woodruff, Custodian
Kim Raney, Transportation & Procurement
Gia White, Labor Relations
Shelia White, Clerical Coordinator
Maria McCormick, Hillcrest Principal
Joanna Powell, Legal Dept.
How can our facilities work align to public health guidance?
Tadashi Nakadegawa, Facilities Dept
Deon Guillory, Custodial Dept
Vilma Serrano, MLA Teacher
Andrea Epps, Legal Dept
Alma Piedras, Parent
Roland Broach, Custodial Dept
Marc White, Buildings & Grounds
Jessica Cannon, Chabot Principal
Minh-Tram Nguyen, Encompass Principal
Geoff Vu, Middle School Network
Kelly Krag Arnold, Charter School Office
Kaia Villberg, Research and Data.
How do we plan accurately for the pandemic, new normal, and future costs?
Lisa Spielman, Strategic Resource Planning;
Clifford Hong, Roosevelt Principal;
Angelica Jongco, Parent;
Ryan Nguyen, Accounting Dept;
Troy Christmas, Budget Office;
Roma Groves - Waters, MLK Principal;
Jenine Lindsey, Labor Relations;
Diana Casanova, Parent;
Lisa Grant-Dawson, Chief Business Officer
How do we take care of each other through this crisis?
Sophia Warith, Talent
Allison Henkel, Talent
Tracey Spivey, Talent
Mara Larsen Fleming, Wellness Coordinator
David Hunter, Painter
Maya Taylor, Westlake Principal
Samantha Keller, RISE Principal
Barbara Parker, Health Services
Barb McClung, Behavioral Supports
Paris Pryor, Health Services
Sonny Kim, SEL Office
Donneva Reid, Principal Account Clerk
Winnie Davis, Howard Para Educator
Sayuri Sakamoto, Bret Harte Special Ed Teacher
Kelly Jennette, Nurse
Michelle Campbell-Mateo, Parent
Deborah Williams, Nurse
Tara Gard, Deputy Chief of Talent
How are we coordinating our decision-making with the community?
RocQuel Johnson, Parent
Joci Kelleher, Crocker Highlands Principal
Jody Talkington, Superintendent’s Office
Cintya Molina, Parent Coordinator
Sonali Murarka, Enrollment & Charter Office
Andrea Bustamante, Community Schools Office
Martha Pena, Community Schools Office
Alan Pursell, Parent
Raquel Jimenez, Office of Equity
Marc Tafolla, Communications Office
Rattana Yeang, Research & Data Office
Lacy Lefkowitz, Claremont Teacher