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Chabot Space & Science Center Selects New Director of Education from OUSD

Photo: Caleb Cheung

Caleb Cheung will also keep his role as OUSD's Director of Science


Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Chabot Space & Science Center announce that Caleb Cheung, OUSD Director of Science Programs, is now designated as Administrator on Loan to Chabot.  Under the Administrator on Loan Agreement, Caleb is serving as Director of Education at the Center supporting the design, development and implementation of high quality educational experiences at Chabot and at school sites for students, teachers and families in OUSD and the greater Bay Area.


“I am very excited to bring my OUSD experience as a foundation for my new position at the Chabot Space and Science Center,” Caleb said. “With the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, we have the opportunity to transform science learning in our schools and other settings. Together OUSD and Chabot are working to create a model school district and science center partnership that can powerfully engage and inspire our community.”


The OUSD Board of Education ratified the Agreement on October 26, 2016 and Caleb will serve as Administrator on Loan from November 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.


“This Agreement represents a win for Oakland families who will have increased access to enriching educational opportunities,” Superintendent Antwan Wilson said. “Collaborations like this are key as we continue fulfilling our mission of building a full service community district.”


Chabot Executive Director Adam Tobin added, “We are thrilled to have Mr. Cheung join us. He has served as an enthusiastic, active and catalytic member of Chabot’s Board. He now joins our leadership team, which will work with me and the Board to take Chabot to the next level as we begin an intensive strategic planning process designed to re-envision and implement Chabot’s acclaimed programs to support the community.”


Caleb taught middle school science for ten years in Oakland middle schools before moving to the district's science department in 2006. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University. He is also National Board Certified in Early Adolescent Science. In 2002, he was the Marcus A. Foster Educational Institute Distinguished Educator of the Year and in 2005, won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. From 2006-2009, he served as a Commissioner and the Chair of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.