#TenMinuteTalk with Administrator Coach and Leader, Carolyn GramstorffOct 15, 2021
Carolyn Gramstorff was the entering principal when I started teaching at North Oakland Community Charter School (NOCCS). I had just left an all Black school in Sacramento, a KIPP model school, that exhausted me due to the routines and expectations held on teachers. When I moved to Oakland and was hired at NOCCS, I was entering a largely all white school but one that had the elements of teaching I craved: creativity, flexibility, resources, art, and more. Carolyn opens up her #TenMinuteTalk with me to share a story from our first week of school, a story that began the leg work for equity and cultural change for NOCCS. Listen in!
For support with leading a school during this time of crisis, read up on Carolyn's article: Mapping the Pandemic Learning Landscape
All the best,