Oakland Public Schools
Rachelle Rogers-Ard is an educator and administrator with more than 23 years of experience modeling culturally responsive instruction and leadership development. Her work focuses on recruiting, retaining and growing diverse educators. Rogers- Ard also has expertise in providing training around project-based/Linked Learning curricula aligned to Common Core standards. Her main goal is helping educational organizations create systems designed to retain and grow educators across disciplines. For the past six years, Rogers-Ard managed Teach Tomorrow in Oakland, a federally-funded program in California’s Oakland Unified School District focused on building systems to support the recruitment and retention of teachers of color. Currently, Rogers-Ard is the director of leadership development and employee engagement within OUSD’s Office of the Superintendent. She is also the regional director for the National Association of Multicultural Education, a visiting professor in the urban education program at California State University, East Bay, and is the author of several publications.