Participant List

Below is a list of participants for the Options & School Choice Task Force.  Each task force has a different working structure. Participants contribute in various ways, including (but not limited to) attending task force meetings, work sessions, and focus groups, and/or conducting research, analysis, and planning, as well as supporting community engagement efforts on behalf of the task force. 

For more information on upcoming Options & School Choice Task Force meetings, please view our calendar page.  If you'd like to attend an event or get involved with our work in a different way, please contact Task Force Chair Anika Hardy at anika.hardy@ousd.k12.ca.us.

  • Abigail Adams - Coordinator, OUSD College and Career Readiness Office
  • Adrian Kirk - Director, OUSD Family & Community Office
  • Allison Henkel - Teacher, Think College Now Elementary School
  • Amber Valdez - Programs and Evaluation Manager, Oakland Schools Foundation
  • Anika Hardy - Options & Community Engagement Specialist, OUSD
  • Anthony Hall - Parent (Hoover Elementary School, Oakland Tech High School), Attitudinal Healing Connection, Oakland Parents Together
  • Anthony Lee - Data Analyst, OUSD Quality Community Schools Development
  • Atiga Arefa - Parent (Sankofa Elementary School)
  • Charlene Johnson - Parent (Think College Now, Coliseum College Prep, Bret Harte, MetWest)
  • Denise Saddler - Director, Community Engagement, OUSD Quality Community Schools Development
  • Diana Kampa - Program Manager, OUSD College and Career Readiness Office
  • Hugh Morrison - Parent (Glenview Elementary School)
  • John Santoro - Region 2 Coordinator, OUSD Early Childhood Education
  • Kim Shipp - Parent (Skyline High School), Parent Educator
  • Kirk Lawson - OUSD Attend and Achieve
  • Leo Fuchs - Principal, Learning Without Limits Elementary
  • Lynne Rodezno - Director, OUSD Early Childhood Education
  • Madeline Noonan - Teacher, Think College Now Elementary School
  • Michael Bonino - Coordinator, OUSD Student Assignment & Bilingual Testing Office
  • Monica Yu - Community Member and Parent, Oakland Schools Foundation
  • Monique Brinson - Principal, Sankofa Elementary School
  • Nora Broege - PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley
  • Ola Taylor - Counselor/Safe Passages Coordinator - Elmhurst Community Prep
  • Philippa Barron - Parent (Piedmont Avenue Elementary), Walk to School PANSA
  • Phyllis Hall - Parent (Hoover Elementary, Oakland Tech High School), Parent Coordinator- Westlake
  • Raquel Jimenez - Coordinator, OUSD Family & Community Engagement
  • Rebecca Hopkins - Public Information Officer, OUSD Communications
  • Sara Nuño - Parent (Westlake Middle School, Oakland School for the Arts), GO Public Schools
  • Sherri Moore - Parent (Sankofa Elementary School)
  • Susan Benz - Coordinator, OUSD College and Career Readiness
  • Tanya Harris - Community Member and Parent
  • Teresa Williams - Principal, Bret Harte Middle School
  • Terry Edwards - Principal, Fruitvale Elementary School
  • Virginia Johnson - Community Member and Grandparent
  • Vonncile Harris - Parent (Westlake Middle, Oakland Tech High School)

 

Resource/Consultation Members:

  • Jean Wing - Coordinator, OUSD Research, Assessment & Data
  • Juwen Lam - Coordinator, OUSD Research, Assessment & Data
  • Perry Chen - OUSD Strategic Plan Development
  • Robert Anderson, MD - Professor, Mills College