Participant List

Below is a list of participants for the Literacy 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 Literacy 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 Sarah Breed at sarah.breed@ousd.k12.ca.us.

 

  • Ann-Marie Gamble - Teaching Assistant, Urban Promise Academy
  • Arlene Shmaeh       
  • Brian McKibben - Member, GO Public Schools
  • David Braden - Futures Elementary
  • Deborah Gordon - Teacher, Oakland International High School
  • Dennis Nelson - Administrator, OUSD Programs for Exceptional Children
  • Elizabeth Macias - Instruction Manager, OUSD Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction Department
  • Eugene Lemon - Teacher, Ralph J. Bunche High School
  • Gail Kaufman - Director, Center for Educational Partnerships, UC Berkeley
  • Garlin Cephas - Administrator, Oakland Adult and Career Education
  • Jeannie Johnson - Director, College and Career Readiness, OUSD Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction Department
  • Jeff Homan - Teacher, Greenleaf Elementary
  • Kimberly McLeod - Skyline High School
  • Kimberly Turner - Attitudinal Healing Connection, Oakland
  • Laura Hayes - Oakland Technical High School
  • Lisa Lam       
  • Maggie Taylor - Greenleaf Elementary
  • Mary Lou Stenger       
  • Meikco McDonald - Marcus Foster Education Fund
  • Nancy Jean McLaughlin - English Teacher, Oakland High School
  • Phillip A. Grebe - Math Content Specialist, OUSD Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction Department
  • Philip Tucher - Math, Science and Technology Manager, OUSD Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction Department
  • Renee Bullie - Teaching Assistant/Reading Coach, OUSD Programs for Exceptional Children
  • Robert Menzimer - Community Alliance for Learning
  • Robert Silva - Technology Services
  • Ron Ortman - Franklin Elementary
  • Ronald Mark 
  • Sarah Breed - Humanities Manager, OUSD Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction Department
  • Shelly Forster - World Language Content Specialist, OUSD Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction Department
  • Tina Tranzor - Math Teaching Assistant, OUSD Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction Department
  • Virginia Wong       
  • Wandra Boyd - Parent, District Advisory Committee