Dr. Ida Oberman - Executive Director & Founder firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director Dr. Oberman is the founder of Community School. Dutch born and German educated, she is an immigrant to the US and learned English as a foreign language. She has planned for over twenty years to start a multiculutural urban public Waldorf school and since 2008 she has worked closely with Oakland Community Organizations (www.oaklandcommunity.org),a growing body of parents, educators, community leaders, and public officials in its execution to launch.
Since its 2011 founding, Dr. Oberman has raised just over $1 million for the school from committed funders and individuals. She has built and extended networks for this first-of-its-kind intercultural public Waldorf initiative at the local, state, national and international level with partners ranging from Alliance for Public Waldorf Education, Envision Learning Partners Bay Area Performance Network, BELL Learning and Alameda County Food Bank. In addition, each year she guides a group to present at the National American Education Research Association Annual Meeting on the school's cutting edge work.Education:
PhD, Stanford University, CA
MA, Stanford University, CA
BA, Swarthmore College, PA
CA Teaching Certificate, HS Social Studies Multiple Subjects, San Francisco State University, CA
Waldorf Certificate, HS, Handwork and German as a World Language, Waldorf Training, Stuttgart, Germany
High School Diploma, Tuebingen Waldorf School, Tuebingen, Germany
Principal Monique Brinson
Principal Brinson brings 9 years experience as Oakland principal and 15 years experience in administration along with 10 years experience as founding teacher. An athlete and artist as well as academic and community leader, Princpal Brinson is multi-cultural and mutli-lingual and passionate about strengthening and extending our Intercultural Public Urban Waldorf Model as leader of the country's first intercultural public Waldorf School.
Ms Adrienne Barnes, Chief Business Officer
Ms. Adrienne Barnes, CBO, is excited to join Community School for Creative Education as an Oakland native and experienced financial professional. After working as an external consultant to CSCE for four years, Ms. Barnes brings her experience in finance and management in-house to CSCE as its first Chief Business Officer.
Prior to joining CSCE, she worked in higher education, then in the non-profit sector managing lending in the charter school, healthcare, and grocery sectors. Ms. Barnes then managed budgeting and compliance for a variety of charter schools spanning grades TK-12. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and attending her family’s sporting events.
LORRY I. LOKEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT MILLS COLLEGE, OAKLAND, CA
Master of Business Administration
MILLS COLLEGE, OAKLAND, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Political, Legal and Economic Analysis
Citi Leadership Program for Opportunity Finance
Toastmasters International: Past Area Governor, President, and Vice President of Membership
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Scholar
Raúl Alcantar, Dean of School Culture
Delana Hill, Director of Instruction
Yolanda Cordova, Office Manager
Ms. Yolanda Cordova brings a bright smile and professionalism to our front office. As office manager, she is your go-to source for many of the questions you may have and is often the first face your children will see. Ms. Yolanda brings a level of dedication to CSCE and is an assett to our administrative team with her insight. Ms. Yolanda is also a dedicated mother who is always looking to go on a new adventure with her boys.