We are fortunate to have an excellent roster of new leaders as we begin our new year. Some are new to the District and others are BUSD colleagues in new roles:
Sumeyye Cardakli, Berkeley High Math Coordinator
Pauline Follansbee, Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
Dr. Jan L. Hamilton, Executive Director of Special Education
Alicia Magallanes, Transitional Kindergarten Principal
Kamar O’Guinn, African American Success Project Manager
Fifteen years ago Kamar O’Guinn embarked on a mission to help create educational environments that empower students to determine their futures. Kamar says he is driven by a desire to bring about the systemic changes needed to help close the achievement gap for students of color. He believes that all students are capable of achieving, and has worked to intentionally align student supports with instructional priorities, and leverage community assets and human resources in support of student success.
Kamar joins BUSD after serving as a middle school assistant principal and comes inspired by the opportunity to help BUSD students build the intellectual, social, and emotional capital required to position themselves as global contributors. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Democracy, Arts and Cultural Studies, from California State University, East Bay in 2006.
Tammy Rose, Vice Principal, Berkeley High School
Jacqueline Parker, Principal, Thousand Oaks School
Heidi Weber, Principal, Alternative Programs
James Wogan, Manager of Student Services
Stacey Wyatt, Principal, Longfellow Middle School