As I browsed the latest personnel report today, I recognized the names of several appointees from previous roles.
Mary Scott, the ousted principal of Oakland High, will head east to become an assistant principal at Castlemont’s Business Information & Technology School. Lauren Klaffky, an AP under Scott at Oakland High (and a relatively new administrator, according to her Linked In page), is headed up the hill to the Skyline principal’s office.
Anisa Rasheed, who lost her job in 2008 as principal of Paul Robeson School of the Visual & Performing Arts (East Oakland’s Fremont campus), will be an AP at Oakland Tech. Phil Cotty, the founding principal of United for Success Academy at Calvin Simmons, will be reassigned as a classroom teacher somewhere. So will David Chambliss, former principal of Claremont Middle School. Former Life Academy Principal Erik Rice will teach at the school he led this past year. Rice’s former AP, Preston Thomas, will fill Rice’s shoes — and become his boss.
Dennis Guikema, the founding principal of the Alternative Learning Community (now Barack Obama Academy) who was replaced last fall by Toni McElroy, will become an assistant principal at Urban Promise Academy. Janice Lord-Walker, a former Skyline High School science teacher and AP at Claremont Middle School, was hired to be an AP at Life Academy. Monique Brinson, who I believe was an administrator at Fruitvale Elementary (I saw her there the other month), was tapped to be principal of Sankofa, a small elementary school in North Oakland.
Who did I miss?
In other news, it looks like the district has un-fired Michael Rothhammer. The Garfield Elementary School principal can return next year after all. Parents have spoken out on his behalf at board meetings, so maybe staff reconsidered.
Here’s the updated principals list (Let me know if you spot other gaps, new vacancies, etc.):
Crocker Highlands -Beth Rhine
Joaquin Miller – Paulette Smith
Martin Luther King – Roma Groves
New Maxwell Park – Earl Walls (former AP at Maxwell Park)
Redwood Heights -Sara Stone
Sankofa – Monique Brinson
Claremont – Kenya Crockett
Edna Brewer – Sam Pasarow
United For Success -TBD
LIFE Academy – Preston Thomas
Oakland High – Debra Marker
Skyline – Lauren Klaffky
YES – TBD