Katherine began her work in education in Kansas, where she worked with The University of Kansas College Assistance Migrant Program and Educational Talent Search, both federally funded TRIO programs geared towards low-income first-generation college students. Upon relocating to the Bay Area, Katherine began teaching at Lincoln Elementary School, a turn-around-school in Richmond. In her role at Lincoln Elementary, she served as a special education teacher and was honored as a National Sue Lehman Teaching Excellence Finalist in 2011. Currently, Katherine serves as the principal of Montalvin Manor Elementary school, a Title I designated school in unincorporated San Pablo, CA serving preschool – 6th grade students.
The members of our Leadership Council are Oakland natives, residents, parents, grandparents, former teachers, principals, and alumni of Oakland public schools. Our leaders have deep connections to Oakland and strong backgrounds in education. The Leadership Council supports and guides our work in the best interest of Oakland students.