I studied Child Development in undergrad and worked as an assistant teacher in an early childhood education center. After graduating I wanted to try out the administrative side, and joined Seneca in 2011 as a Program/Case Assistant for Barack Obama Academy (BOA). When BOA joined the Oakland Public School program (OPS), my role changed to Senior Case Assistant for both BOA and OPS. During this time, Robin Detterman (who I had worked with at BOA) reached out to me about joining the i3 team within All-In!, and it was an opportunity I was really excited about.
I have two rescue dogs (Mogli and Frankie) and am involved with a few different local animal rescue organizations.
What does your average day look like?
On any given day you’ll find me working at Rock on projects related to implementing, evaluating, and/or communicating about the UE model. Some of my recent projects have been putting together our first e-newsletter version of UE’s “Inside Innovation” newsletter, getting a baseline SCAI assessment going at some of our new partnership schools, and getting this blog up and running again.
Why do you do this work?
I do this work because I believe every child should have access to high-quality education, and I love being to support that.
What hope do you have for the future of All-In?
My hope is that All-In!/UE will continue to grow and expand so that we can impact even more children, families, schools, and communities.