#TenMinuteTalk with Administrator Coach and Leader, Carolyn Gramstorff

Oct 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 articleMapping the Pandemic Learning Landscape

All the best,