Meet the Scholars

Oakland Unified School District

Our OUSD partner sites have a combined reach of more than 25,000 students in grades TK-12. Through teacher-led collaborative inquiry, the more than 140 teacher scholars at Bret Harte Middle, Emerson Elementary, Life Academy High, Lincoln Elementary, Oakland Technical High, and the cross-district Newcomers Group, Computer Science Group, Social Emotional Learning Group, W3 (Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Day) Group, and the OUSD Professional Learning Team are building powerful collaborative communities that effect positive change in both teacher and student learning.

Berkeley Unified School District

Our 25 BUSD cross-site teacher scholars are reaching over 3,900 students in early childhood through 12th grade. The Berkeley Unified Music Department and Berkeley Unified Early Childhood Groups are using inquiry to better understand how to meet the needs of their students and adult learners district-wide.

Emery Unified School District

As the sole school in its district serving 448 students in grades TK-8, Anna Yates School is building a community of 35 teacher scholars who use their deeper understand of student learning to achieve equitable outcomes for their students.

San Lorenzo Unified School District

Neighboring schools Colonial Acres Elementary and Lorenzo Manor Elementary serve 1,298 students in grades TK-5. The 65 teacher scholars across these two sites are deepening their understanding of how to maximize learning for their predominantly English Language Learner population.

Cross-Site District Partnerships

Teacher scholars in our cross-district groups benefit from the unique opportunity to learn deeply with colleagues from schools across their districts. Each group shares a focus - whether a content area, demographic group, or pedagogical lens - that drives shared understanding of how to positively impact student learning.