Executive Director Christopher Chatmon Bio

Christopher Chatmon, M.A.Ed.:

Chris has aligned his purpose and passion with his profession as he is dedicated to empower underserved youth and families.  Currently he is Executive Director of the African American Male Achievement Department for the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD).  In this role he is championing the cause to provide the best education possible by systemically creating opportunities for all African American males in the district.

Chris has refined his skills and acumen in Education and Youth Development over the past 20 years.  Prior to working with OUSD he was the Principal of Youth Chance High School in San Francisco for two years. He was Executive Director of the Urban Services YMCA in Oakland for 10 years and served as a certified trainer for the YMCA of the USA for the past seven years.  He started his career in education teaching History and Physical Education in the San Francisco School District for 5 years, at Thurgood Marshall High School and Balboa high School.

A Bay Area native and recipient of public school education. He earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from San Francisco State University and a Masters in Education from Brown University. 

He is a father of three sons who all attend OUSD schools. In his spare time he supports the Panthers Baseball organization (that he co-founded 6 years ago), the Man Up Life Skills Conferences and the Young, Gifted and Black youth poets program.

Contact info: 510.879.4663 - christopher.chatmon@ousd.k12.ca.us