Albany Children's Center

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Principal's Message

I am honored and excited to join Albany Unified School District.  I come to Albany with many years of experience working as an Administrator and as a Teacher.  I began my career in education decades ago, working as a preschool teacher in Marin County.  After earning my Bachelor’s degree and multiple subject teaching credential I became an elementary school teacher.  I taught 1st- 3rd grades with Mt. Diablo Unified School District for six years.  After earning my Master’s degree and administrative credentials, I was able to transition into administration.  I have been working as an Early Childhood Education Site Administrator in Oakland Unified School District for the past eight years.  

 

During my tenure at Oakland Unified School District,  I have learned a great deal about instructional leadership, organizational operations, state and district compliance, program development, strong, equitable team building, and systems alignment.  I was supervising and leading five child development centers.  Nearly 600 students attend these schools alongside 24 Teachers and approximately 55 Instructional Assistants.  During my time as ECE Site Administrator I earned two Educational Leadership awards.   

 

I am ready for the next leg of my journey in education.   I am looking forward to working with a smaller, intimate community.  I wish to establish strong relationships with the Teachers, Para-educators, students, families, and our community members.   I am truly a life-long learner; it excites me to know I have a new opportunity learn new systems, operations and responsibilities as a Director for Albany Unified School District.  

 

Thank you very much for welcoming me into the Albany family.  I look forward to working with AUSD for a long period of time.