As leaders came and went from Oakland Unified’s 1025 Second Avenue headquarters, Chief Services Officer Laura Moran and Chief Academic Officer Brad Stam stayed put, helping the state-run district weather one transition after another. They worked under Randy Ward, Kim Statham, Vince Matthews, Roberta Mayor and, now, Superintendent Tony Smith.
But soon they, too, will be gone.
Smith is about to unveil a new (much leaner) organizational chart, and while Moran wouldn’t discuss the details, she said it didn’t include her cabinet-level position. Moran will stay on, at 20 percent time, for at least six months through an arrangement with Pivot Learning Partners in which OUSD will pay 20 percent of her salary.
Stam resigned, and has another job lined up with ConnectEd, which works with high schools to help more kids graduate with college and career options.
Network Executive Officer Geri Isaacson has also given notice; she’s heading to New Haven Unified to work with Chief Academic Officer (and former Oakland NExO) Wendy Gudalewicz.
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