President’s Corner: Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell, A Homegrown Superintendent

By Children Rising | May 30th,2017

Congratulations and welcome to Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell, our newly selected Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) superintendent! Here is an excerpt from the OUSD press release:

Born and raised in East Oakland and a third generation Oaklander, Johnson-Trammell is a fierce advocate for Oakland public schools, having attended Montclair Elementary and Montera Middle School. She holds a communications degree from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her EdD from U.C. Berkeley in Educational Leadership.

“I am honored by this opportunity to guide such an important organization in my hometown. To lead the teachers and staff of OUSD has been a dream of mine since I first stepped into a classroom as a professional,” said Johnson-Trammell. “I am excited by the progress our District has made and look forward to tackling the challenges that lie ahead.”

Ms. Johnson-Trammell’s commitment to Oakland and urban education is evidenced by more than eighteen years of service to OUSD in several capacities including elementary school teacher, middle school assistant principal, elementary school principal, Director of Talent Development, Associate Superintendent for Leadership, Curriculum, Instruction and Elementary, Network Superintendent and Interim Deputy Superintendent.

(Photo credit: Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

Superintendent Johnson-Trammell deserves our congratulations, well wishes and on-the-ground support as she strives to serve a diverse and deserving community of students, parents, teachers and education stakeholders – in the days, months and years to come!

For the children, Randy

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