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    Wednesday, June 14

    Board of Education Confirms Kyla Johnson-Trammell as OUSD Superintendent

    OAKLAND, CA -- At tonight’s Board of Education meeting, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Directors confirmed Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell as OUSD Superintendent, by voting unanimously to approve a four-year contract between the District and Dr. Johnson-Trammell. Currently serving as Interim Deputy Superintendent, Ms. Johnson-Trammell will assume the position on July 1, 2017.

     

     

    Born and raised in East Oakland and a third generation Oakland, Dr. Johnson-Trammell is a fierce advocate for Oakland public schools, having attended Montclair Elementary and Montera Middle School. She holds a communications degree from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her EdD from U.C. Berkeley in Educational Leadership.

     

    “I am honored by this opportunity to guide such an important organization in my hometown. To lead the teachers and staff of OUSD has been a dream of mine since I first stepped into a classroom as a professional,” said Johnson-Trammell. “I am excited by the progress our District has made and look forward to tackling the challenges that lie ahead.”

     

    Ms. Johnson-Trammell’s commitment to Oakland and urban education is evidenced by more than eighteen years of service to OUSD in numerous capacities including elementary school teacher, middle school assistant principal, elementary school principal, Director of Talent Development, Associate Superintendent for Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Network Superintendent and Interim Deputy Superintendent.

     

    “Dr. Johnson-Trammell has all the qualifications our students, community members and staff prioritized as most important in the next Superintendent,” said Board of Education President James Harris. “We are confident that Dr. Johnson-Trammell has the background and dedication to effectively lead our District into the future.”  


     

    Wednesday, May 10

     

    Board of Education Announces 

    Kyla Johnson-Trammell

    as Finalist for OUSD Superintendent

     

    Kyla Johnson Trammell OAKLAND, CA -- At tonight’s Board of Education meeting, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Directors announced that Kyla Johnson-Trammell is the finalist for the permanent Superintendent position. Currently serving as Interim Deputy Superintendent, Ms. Johnson-Trammell would assume the position starting July 1, 2017 subject to arriving at a contractual agreement with OUSD.

     

    Born and raised in East Oakland and a third generation Oaklander, Johnson-Trammell is a fierce advocate for Oakland public schools, having attended Montclair Elementary and Montera Middle School. She holds a communications degree from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her EdD from U.C. Berkeley in Educational Leadership.


    “I am honored by this opportunity to guide such an important organization in my hometown. To lead the teachers and staff of OUSD has been a dream of mine since I first stepped into a classroom as a professional,” said Johnson-Trammell. “I am excited by the progress our District has made and look forward to tackling the challenges that lie ahead.” 

     

    Ms. Johnson-Trammell’s commitment to Oakland and urban education is evidenced by more than eighteen years of service to OUSD in several capacities including elementary school teacher, middle school assistant principal, elementary school principal, Director of Talent Development, Associate Superintendent for Leadership, Curriculum, Instruction and Elementary, Network Superintendent and Interim Deputy Superintendent.

     

    “Dr. Johnson-Trammell has all the qualifications our students, community members and staff prioritized as most important in the next Superintendent,” said Board of Education President James Harris. “The search process was a highly collaborative effort and we appreciate the participation of extremely talented candidates and everyone that was involved in the search process. We are confident that Dr. Johnson-Trammell has the background and dedication to effectively lead our District into a new chapter.”  

     

    Ms. Johnson-Trammell will take over for Interim Superintendent, Dr. Devin Dillon. “I deeply appreciate the partnership Dr. Dillon and I have built over the years and the expertise she has shared with me will be invaluable as I take on this new role. I look forward to our continued collaboration.”

     

    On Dr. Dillon, President Harris said, “The Board and I want to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Dillon for her extraordinary leadership during this time of transition. Dr. Dillon stepped into the role of Interim Superintendent as we faced major challenges as a district. We are truly grateful for her expertise and dedication.”

     

    The months-long process to identify OUSD’s next superintendent began in December 2016


    Wednesday, May 10

    OUSD Board of Education to Announce Finalist for Superintendent at

    Wednesday Night Meeting

     

    Oakland, CA -- After a months-long search and interview process, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education (BOE) has chosen the finalist to become the next Superintendent. Board President James Harris will be announcing the person’s name during the President’s Report at the regularly-scheduled Board meeting on Wednesday, May 10.

    Media will have the chance to hear from Board members about the person and what they see as the future of the District under their leadership. Unfortunately, the finalist will not be present at the meeting. A news conference is in the planning stages for media to meet the finalist. Note: the finalist does not officially become the next Superintendent until the contract is signed.

    WHAT: Announcement of Finalist for OUSD Superintendent
    WHEN: 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 10
    WHERE: Council Chambers, Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland

     


     

    James Harris, President of the Board of Education, spoke Tuesday, Nov. 22, about the resignation of Supt. Antwan Wilson, who will become the next Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.

     

     

      

    “We have to stand here strong for our children and I can also say we will continue under the leadership of the Board of Education and the strong staff leadership with the effort and vision to build quality community schools in our district. That was the vision set forth by the Board of Education in 2009. It is working and we will continue. So, let that message ring clear and true to the citizens of Oakland: Now is the not the time to fold but to be bold,” said James Harris, Board President. “We have an opportunity here in Oakland to set a standard for what it means to educate children in a diverse fashion and in a way that allows them to see the best of themselves in classrooms and at school sites.”

What's Coming Up

What's Happened

  • June

    • Jun 14: Board of Education confirms Kyla Johnson-Trammell as OUSD Superintendent, by voting unanimously to approve a four-year contract between the District and Dr. Johnson-Trammell. She will assume the position on July 1, 2017.

    May

    • May 10: Board of Education names Kyla Johnson-Trammell as Finalist for Superintendent position.
    • May 10Board of Education to announce the finalist for the Superintendent position during regularly scheduled BOE meeting.

    April

    • April 28: BOE Directors reviewing credentials of the final candidates ahead of selection.
    • Apr. 22 - 23: Panel interviews conducted.

     

    March

    • Mar. 15: Application window closes at 5:00 p.m. Leadership Associates begins review process for submitted applications.

     

    February

    • Feb. 28: OUSD Superintendent position description finalized. Application window opens.
    • Feb. 20: Online community survey closes.
    • Feb. 14 - 15: Consultants meet with staff and community designated by BOE.
    • Feb. 11: BOE hosts a Town Hall Community Meeting.
    • Feb. 6: Online community survey opens. Available in six languages. 
    • Feb. 1: BOE Directors announce that Leadership Associates will assist in facilitating the search process for the next superintendent and provide updated timeline.  

     

    January

    • Jan. 19The NAACP, OUSD, the City of Oakland, GO Public Schools Oakland, and the Unity Council hosted a public town hall to identify the qualities that will make the next superintendent successful in Oakland, discuss how the community can support the work of the next superintendent, and explore the needs of the community during this transition.Read the findings, including all community comments.

     

    • Jan. 11: BOE Directors vote to approve the contract of Devin Dillon, Ph.D., current Deputy Superintendent of Academic Social Emotional Learning, to serve as Interim Superintendent, as the Board conducts the search for a permanent candidate who is expected to begin by July.

     

    December

    • Dec. 14: Devin Dillon, Ph.D., current Deputy Superintendent of Academic Social Emotional Learning, is selected by the Board as Interim Superintendent. Dillon’s proposed contract will be voted on by the BOE on January 11.

     

    • Dec. 9: Board announces proposed timeline for naming Interim Superintendent and hiring a permanent candidate

     

    November

    • Nov. 22: Board of Education President James Harris holds a press conference with members of the OUSD Leadership Team to publicly announce Supt. Wilson's resignation
    • Nov. 21: Supt. Wilson announces to OUSD Staff he is resigning in February to become the Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools

About OUSD

  • In California’s most diverse city, Oakland Unified School District is dedicated to creating a learning environment where “Every Student Thrives!” Nearly half of its 50,000 students speak a non-English language at home.

     

    Each of its 126 schools is staffed with talented individuals who unite around a common set of values: Students First, Equity, Excellence, Integrity, Culturally-Responsive and Joy. OUSD is committed to preparing all learners to excel in college, career and community.

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