Participant List

Below is a list of participants for the Effective Principals and Leadership 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 Core Curriculum 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 Gia Truong at gia.truong@ousd.k12.ca.us.

  • Alicia Romero - Principal, Oakland High School
  • Anne Prozan - Transformational Leadership Coach, Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction Department
  • Ben Schmookler - Principal, Media College Prep High School 
  • Beverly Jarrett - Principal, Far West High School
  • Carmelita Reyes - Principal, Oakland International High School
  • Carol Johnson - Principal, Santa Fe Elementary
  • Carolyn Howard - Principal, Howard Elementary
  • Charles Wilson - Principal, Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy
  • Cheryl Ousley - Teacher, Grass Valley Elementary
  • Eyana Spencer - Principal, Manzanita Community School
  • Gia Truong - Executive Officer, Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction Department     
  • Jane Klein - Retired Teacher
  • Janette Hernandez -  PreK-8 Regional Executive Officer, OUSD Region 2
  • Jerome Gourdine - Principal, Frick Middle School
  • Jessica Rigby - UC Berkeley Graduate Student
  • John Hall - Leadership Consultant
  • John Melvin -  Principal, Lincoln Elementary
  • Jonathan Mayer - Principal, Chabot Elementary
  • Karen Hayes - Principal, Lafayette Elementary
  • Kristina Tank-Crestetto - Manager, Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction Department
  • Kyla Johnson Trammel - Administrator on Special Assignment, OUSD
  • LaResha Martin - Principal, Hoover Elementary
  • Laura Robell - Principal, Elmhurst Community Prep
  • Lauran Cherry - Administrator, Early Childhood Education Department
  • Leo Fuchs - Principal, Learning Without Limits Elementary School
  • Lynda Tredway - Principal Leadership Institute @ Berkeley, UC Berkeley
  • Maliika Chambers - Assistant Professor, Cal State East Bay
  • Misha Karigaca - Principal, Westlake Middle School
  • Moyra Contreras - Principal, Melrose Leadership Academy
  • Natalie Tovani-Walchuk - Principal, Glenview Elementary
  • Paulette Smith - Principal, Joaquin Miller Elementary
  • Rachel Reinhard - Teacher, Teach for America
  • Roma Groves - Principal,  Martin Luther King. Jr. Elementary
  • Russom Mesfun - Principal, Montera Middle School
  • Scott Gaiber - Director of Recruitment, New Leaders for New Schools
  • Sele Nadel-Hayes - Manager, Operations Support Department
  • Sondra Aguilera -  Principal, Esperanza Elementary
  • Wendi Caporicci - Principal, Emerson Elementary