Our Featured Leaders are Early Childhood Community stakeholders who work to make Oakland smarter and stronger. They are parents/caregivers, providers, educators, and collaborators.
Alondra Flores, Oakland Unified School District
"I enjoyed facilitating the small groups during the symposium this year. It was great supporting teachers and childcare providers to share their ideas and experiences with each other during these difficult times."
Alondra Flores, OUSD Pre-K teacher, has played a key role in the Oakland Early Learning Symposium by facilitating small groups in Spanish during each of the five online symposium events. Her consistent presence and skillful facilitation has allowed participants to engage authentically and learn from each other. The Symposium relies on the expertise of child care providers and preschool teachers like Alondra to promote a grounded and inclusive environment for participants.
Alondra was first featured in the Oakland Starting Smart & Strong 2021 Year In Review.