Yet another director at Oakland School for the Arts

dance.jpgSaul Drevitch began his tenure at Oakland School for the Arts in November 2006, after the departure of founding director Loni Berry. 

One year later, Drevitch has packed his bags. Yesterday was his last day at the selective downtown charter school championed by Jerry Brown.

At 6:30 p.m. tonight, parents, students and staff meet the new head of school, Donn Harris. Harris was isprincipal at the School of the Arts in San Francisco.

I don’t know why Drevitch has left, or how the transition is affecting the 5-year-old school. Do you?

image from treivilo’s Web site at flickr.com

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • Asha

    Hi, I’m the student body vice president of OSA. First off while you do not say anything specifically negative about my school, your tone is very disrespectful.
    As a student at OSA no one is more affected by the changes my school makes than the student body.
    1. Mr Drevitch was not a good fit for our school.
    2. He left to make sure the school stays in the direction our founder wish to sees it in.
    3. Mr. Harris is a really good director. We are glad that someone who has expertise running an art school is not present.
    4. Can you stop bashing on my school, we have enough problems we are trying very at working on and no one appreciates it. The only person who can complain about anything is someone who is a part of it. if you have any questions ask the students or teachers.

  • Katy Murphy

    I appreciate the information, Asha. I wasn’t “bashing on” your school — just reporting the quick succession of OSA leadership. Thanks for filling in some of the gaps.