LFE Fellowship: Cohort 1


  • Katherine Gibney, ECE Specialist (PK-3 Program Support), San Rafael City Schools, San Rafael, CA
  • Javier Cabra Walteros, Principal, Aspire Richmond Cal Prep, Richmond, CA
  • Sharon Johnson, Associate Superintendent, Aspire Public Schools, Bay Area, CA
  • Kristin Bijur, Director of Principal Support, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, CA
  • Jennifer Green, Principal, Aspire Monarch Academy, Oakland, CA
  • Stacy Thomas, Teacher Effectiveness Program Manager, Aspire Public Schools, Bay Area, CA
  • Carlee Scheinfeld, Linked Learning Pathway Coach, Oakland Unified School District Linked Learning Office, Oakland, CA
  • Stephanie Vaughn, Director of Employee Relations (HR), Aspire Public Schools, Bay Area, CA
  • Emmile Brack, Chief of Staff/VP of Operations, Schoolzilla, Oakland, CA
  • Mariana Lopez, Marin After School Program Manager,  San Pedro Elementary /  Bay Area Community Resources Marin After School Programs, San Rafael, CA
  • Robert Spencer, Principal, Aspire Alexander Twilight Secondary Academy, Sacramento, CA
  • Leo Fuchs, Principal, Learning Without Limits Elementary School, Oakland, CA
  • James Gallagher, Vice President of Education, Aspire Public Schools, Bay Area, CA
  • Tamara Friedman, PD Coordinator, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
  • Steven Daubenspeck, Principal, Thornhill Elementary School, Oakland, CA
  • Sara Stone, Network 1 Deputy Superintendent, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA
  • Asali Waters, Former Program Manager Middle School Network, Oakland Unified School District (current NEP Associate)


”Participating in the Leading for Equity Fellowship allowed me to continue building my equity leadership muscles alongside other educators doing the same. The cohort went deeper into what it means to truly lead for equity and provided a space and collaborative structure necessary to do this work. Through the structures provided I was able to work internally and bring opportunities back to my staff to do the same. It was an incredible experience that has proven to be transformation for myself and my school community.” – Jennifer Green, Principal