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    The Blueprint Advisory Group is a citizen advisory body made up of 54 community members that represent the diversity of Oakland's regions and the students OUSD serves. The group will meet five times throughout the process to advise and create content for District leadership and consultant teams and prepare to present options to the Board of Education in January 2018.

     

    Each of OUSD's Strategic Regional Analysis (SRA) Regions has proportional representation in the advisory groups. Members are listed below by the SRA they represent in Oakland.

    Strategic Regional Analysis Regions  

    Student Members

    Nailiah Williams- Student 

    Nailiah Wiliams

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by giving students a chance to be truly successful in OUSD."

     

    Zykkia Armstrong- Student

    Zykkia Armstrong

    "I hope my participation in th Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by having a voice and knowing they have a voice." 

     

    Central: 14.7% of OUSD students live in this region. Meet the representatives for Central Oakland:

     

     

    Jamie Lopez - CBO Organizer/Advocate & Community Member

    Jamie Lee

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by ensuring all young people have access to high-quality community schools that meaningfully engage families."  

     

    Katherine Carter - Principal, School Founder, Community Member

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    Lauren Ford - Higher Education Graduate Student, Community Member

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    Susan Yee- Parent, Alumni, Community Partner

    Susan Yee

    "I hope that my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by facilitating collaborative work to come up with awesome schools for all students." 

     

    Harold Lowe - Parent

    Harold Lowe

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by providing a perspective from a 3rd generation graduate of Oakland schools, who currently has 3 children enrolled in K-8. I hope that some of my vision for what the schools can be has the opportunity to be reflected in the new changes. I have worked in education publishing, youth mentoring, and college recruitment, and I hope to talk about what we can expect for our students once they graduate." 

     

    Ismael Armendariz - Teacher & Special Education Advocate

    Ishmel A.

    "I hope that my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by creating quality learning opportunities for students with special needs and a work environment where teachers can be successful." 

    Alicia Padilla - Parent

    Alicia Padilla

    "Espero que me participación impacte a los estudiantes de Oakland por que cada estudiante tenga lo necesita para su superación que cada estudiante pueda lograr sos sueños. Que todas tenga la oportunidad de tener un titolo universitario espero. Que realmente exista un cambio que si ayude a los niños." 

     

    Translation: My hope is that each student has what they need to improve and achieve their dreams. I hope that all have the opportunity to achieve a university degree and that there really is a change that helps all children.

     

    Mona Trevino - Parent

    Mona Trevino

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by encouraging the best public schools possible for students." 

     

    Sara Levine - Community Member, Advocate

    S Levine

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by ensuring the best quality education for all students, in all grades, in all neighborhoods, with all learning needs. As well as, supporting the district as it thinks through the best way to do that with the funding we have--not what we wish for."

     

     

    East: 49.6% of OUSD students live in this region. Meet the representatives for East Oakland:

     

    Chastity Garcia – Community member

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    Daisy Padilla - Student & Community member

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    Jamie Marantz –  EFC Middle School Director

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    Katy Nunez-Adler – Community Member

    KNA

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by engaging families and students who are directly impacted by decisions in developing clear proposals/solutions about how to allocate/prioritize resources based on data. The goal is to support most effective schools, programs, etc. in support of all students with a focus on equity."


    Mara Benitez – Parent/Community Member

    Mara B.

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by always reminding us to place students at the center of every discussion and decision--maintaining our view in the present and the future!"


    Simone Delucchi - Parent/Student/CBO/Community Member

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    Caheri Gutierrez – Oakland Promise, OUSD Alum. 

    Caheri

    "I hope that my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by creating solutions that are inclusive of all identities in OUSD--students from different ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, LBGTQ community, newcomers, and those impacted by trauma." 

     

     


    Piedad Sanchez – Parent

    Piedad Sanchez

    "Espero que mi participación impacte a los estudiantes de Oakland por que les sirva a todos los estudiantes de Oakland a tener una buena educación de todos los grados." 

     

    Translation: "I hope that my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students to serve all Oakland students to have a good education at all school levels." 


    Teresa Garcia – Parent

    Teresa Garcia

    "Espero que mi participación apoye a los estudiantes para que todos los estudiantes logren y alcancen sus sueños."

     

    Translation: "I hope that my participation supports students so that all students achieve and reach their dreams."

     


    Lupe Nuno – Family Resource Coordinator for EFC

    L. Nuno  


    Pablo Pitcher de Proto - Teacher and Parent

    Pablo

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by increasing the resources and support for students and assisting in reallocationg fund to serve schools." 

      


    Kristin Zimmerman - Parent

    Kristen Zimmerman

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by charting a path forward that centers students with disabilities to the core solutions for all students." 


    Kathleen Arnold - Principal

    K Arnold

    "I hope my participation in Blueprint Advisory Group impacts students by providing quality schools in East Oakland. I also hope to uplift the benefits of dual language programs for all students." 


    Veronica Martinez - Parent

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    Maria Dominguez - Fremont Alumna, CBO Organizer, Community Member

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    Shelley Mitchell - Parent

    Shelley M

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by allowing all children to understand that education is important and even through adversity they can achieve, graduate, and attend some form of higher education." 

     
    Erin Miller Blankinship - Parent & Community Member

    Erin MB

    "I hope my participation in Blueprint Advisory Group impacts students by making sure they have access to beautiful and healthy schools with easy and reliable access to the things they need to be happy, confident, kind, and smart."

     
    Rocio Gonzalez - Parent and Parent Coordinator at Lazear

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    Maria Sanchez - LPS Parent, Alliance Parent Coordinator, Community Member

    Maria Sanchez

    "Espero que mi participación impacta a las estudiantes de Oakland y den mejor education para todos estudiantes empenzado con los estudian de KG."

    Translation: I hope my participation impacts all Oakland students to provide a better education for all students starting in kindergarten.


    Daniela Delgado – Parent

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    Northeast: 10.1% of OUSD students live in this region. Meet the representatives for Northeast Oakland:

    Bethany Meyer – SPED Teacher and Parent

    B Meyer

    "I hope my participation in Blueprint Advisory Group impacts students by ensuring equitable distribution of resources and providing a quality school in every neighborhood."

     

    Kari Hatch – CBO Organizer/Advocate

    K Hatch

    "I hope my participation in Blueprint Advisory Group impacts students by helping to define what a quality school is and how it provides and supports students at every level of their education."

     

    Mimi Chan – Community Member, Skyline neighbor, Northeast Home Owners Association President

    Mimi Chan

    "I hope my participation impacts Oakland students by giving all students the best opportunity to graduate and have choices that can lead to a fulfilling career and future. As part of this, I hope every school can find their maximum value or area of strength for youth. To re-engage community who have given up on public schools." 

     

    Nikki Hai - Parent 

    N Hai

    "I hope my participation in Blueprint Advisory Group impacts students by giving my input as a parent in creating quality schools in my neighborhood for my children."

    Rocquel Johnson – Parent, Foster Youth Advocate

    R Johnson

     

    Northwest: 9.2% of OUSD students live in this region. Meet the representatives for Northwest Oakland:

     

     

    Kelsey Krausen - Parent 

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    Nilofer Ahsan - Parent

    Nilofer

    "I hope my participation in Blueprint Advisory Group impacts students by being a part of a change that will result in quality schools; equal opportunity and good outcomes for every student."

     

     

    Michelle Edmond - Parent, CBO Organizer/Advocate, Faith-based Leader, Community Member

    Michelle Edmond

    "I hope my participation in Blueprint Advisory Group impacts students by developing schools that benefit all the children served by OUSD, gives families a voice, supports teachers and strengthens administrative and educational outcomes."

     

    Keisha Nzewi – Parent

    K Nzewi

    "I hope my participation in Blueprint Advisory Group impacts students by making sure every students has the school they want and deserve.

    Kim Davis – Parent and Advocate

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    West: 10.9% of OUSD students live in this region. Meet the representatives for West Oakland: 

     

    Katrina Ortiz - CBO/Advocate & Community Member

    K Ortiz

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by creating outdoor environments which provide the health benefits of parks and additional curriculum resources for students of all ages and in all neighborhoods." 

     

    Cesar Escalante - Parent; Family Resource Center Coordinator at Hoover; Oakland Community Organizations leader

    Cesar Escalante

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts students by giving help to develop high quality and equitable schools so they can get the best education possible. In short, high quality schools, equitable schools, in their own neighborhoods so they develop high value for their education."  

     

    Annette Miller - Grandparent, Community Remember

    A Miller

    " I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by helping and making sure that the schools get what they need to make it better for students--inside and out. I want to make sure the facilities look good for all students, parents, communities, and neighborhoods."

     

    Pernell Bailey - Parent, CBO Organizer/Advocate

    P Bailey

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by creating a clear vision for OUSD so we can use the necessary resources to make all the schools n Oakland better for all the children in the city and to make the schools world class!"

     

    Petrina Alexander - Teacher, Community Member

    Petrina A

    "I hope my participation in the Blueprint Advisory Group impacts Oakland students by developing equatable school sites for students across the district and bringing the voice of African American parents and students to the process as well as youth with disabilities." 

     

    Anwar Mohamed - Teacher 

    AM

     

    Soo Zee Park - Parent, Charter Parent, LPS CBO, Community Member

    Soo Zee Park

    "I hope my participation in Blueprint Advisory Group impacts students by helping to develop a strategic plan and direction that creates quality schools and facilities for all in every neighborhood."

     

    Megan Low- Parent, Community Organizer

    M Low

    "I hope my participation in Blueprint Advisory Group impacts students by creating greater access to more high-quality school options across Oakland."

     

    Stefanie Parrott - Parent

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