Oakland Tribune Op-Ed: Mills College Dean Says Next
Superintendent of Oakland Schools Must Understand Teaching
Oakland, CA–May 08, 2013 With the Oakland Unified School District’s leadership in flux midway through the struggling district’s five-year plan, an op-ed piece by Katherine Schultz, dean of the School of Education at Mills College, was featured in the Oakland Tribune today.
Schultz offered her input on the OUSD’s superintendent search in the wake of Tony Smith’s unexpected resignation and the subsequent appointment of School Board Trustee Gary Yee as acting superintendent.
Schultz is an authority on preparing teachers for success in urban schools. She and her students at Mills College have a long history of involvement with Oakland’s public schools and continually work to advance opportunities and education for local youth and to create sustainable change in underserved communities. Schultz is a renowned educator, a seasoned administrator, and a national leader in urban school improvement and teacher education.