Tanisha Garrett, Co-Principal
Tanisha was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where she began her career as a special education teacher. She moved to Oakland for her doctoral program in Anthropology and Social Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Tanisha holds a bachelor's degree in History and a Master's degree in Teaching from Bellarmine University with a Learning and Behavior Disorders Certification. She attends Loyola Marymount University for her administrative credential.
Tanisha started teaching at MPA in 2019 and has transitioned to the Assistant Principal of Climate and Culture. She loves Oakland, and MPA has become home to her! Tanisha is a passionate educator who strives to create a positive school environment for all students!
Annie Hatch, Co-Principal
This is Annie's 6th year at MPA. Prior to becoming AP of Instruction, Annie served as MPA's Pathway Coach for five years. And before that, she was a Linked Learning Instructional coach in Los Angeles, an English and history teacher at Life Academy, an after-school provider and tutor at Skyline high school, and a paraeducator in the South Bay. She has been deeply invested in changing educational outcomes for underserved young people since 2006.
Annie was born in Tacoma, WA and earned a BA from Brown University in Education History and Policy. She has a teaching credential in English and history, a Masters in teaching from Mills College, an Admin Credential from the Reach Institute and is working on clearing her credential with UC Berkeley's Leadership Institute. Annie is an avid runner, traveler, and jewelry maker and currently spends a lot of time reading to her 4 year old. Annie loves the students of MPA and is grateful to learn from them.