LFE Fellowship: Cohort 2


  • Osvaldo Garcia-Contreras, Vice Principal, Neil Armstrong Middle School, Forest Grove, OR
  • Chuck Wade, Career Technical Education Program Coordinator, Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma, CA
  • Crystal McClendon-Gourdine, Independent Consultant, Early Learning Coach First 5 California, Bay Area, CA
  • Kate Snow, District Coordinator of School Climate, Davis Joint Unified School District, Davis, CA
  • Breianna Davis, Classroom Teacher/Equity Teacher Leader, Berkeley Arts Magnet, Berkeley, CA
  • Arlena Ford, Principal, Aspire Richmond Technology Academy, Richmond, CA
  • Nova Katz, Math Training Specialist, Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento, CA
  • Eva Kellogg, Assistant Principal of Instruction, Aspire Public Schools
  • Lisa Griffin, Teacher, High Tech High, San Diego, CA
  • Brandee Stewart, Principal, Grass Valley Elementary School, Oakland, CA
  • Julie Koenke, Director of Secondary Programs and Pathways Partnerships, Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison, WI
  • Karen W. McGahey, Director of Leadership Development, Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma, CA
  • Michelle Cortez, Principal, Aspire Lionel Wilson Prep, Oakland, CA
  • Jonathan Brack, Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Tipping Point Community, San Francisco, CA
  • Jen Nguyen, Deputy Chief of School Improvement, Education for Change Public Schools, Oakland, CA
  • Lisa Jimenez-Cameron, Coordinator EL Services, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Richmond, CA
  • Ruby L. De Tie, Principal, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA
  • Katherine Carter, Multilingual Pathway Coordinator, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA
  • Ana Martinez, Principal, Aspire Public Schools
  • Kirsti Peters-Hoyte, Director of School Culture, Richmond College Prep Schools, Richmond, CA
  • Kahlmus Eatman, Vice President of Operations, Pacific Charter School Development, Los Angeles, CA
  • Vidrale Franklin-Kelly, Head of School, Roses in Concrete, Oakland, CA
  • Trisha Lee, Principal,  Pearl Zanker Elementary School, Milpitas, CA


“Equity work can be very challenging, especially when we work on conditions or in systems that were created to do the opposite. The LFE Fellowship journey is about working and thinking different about systems, but it is more about understanding ourselves. Understand your light. What fuels it? What do you allow to dim it? How do you use it to burn others? How will you use it to guide the work? Understand yourself work within this work and don’t get distracted. Also, we are better together. Ubuntu.” – Ana Martinez, Principal