Why Teachoakland

Teach diversity, justice, and joy. 

Join a community of teachers and families.

Live in Oakland, where culture and sunshine come together.

Oakland is the most diverse city in the Bay Area with a long standing commitment to equity and social justice stretching back to the Black Panthers. Oakland educators share that deep commitment to equity across a diversity of school models.

About Us

I want to teachoakland

Connect with Oakland public schools’ job boards (district and charter) to apply to TeachOakland in 2017-18. If you’re coming from out of state, get information about transferring your credential. If you’re not yet a teacher, learn about pathways to become a teacher in Oakland in the coming years.

Teach Now!

I teachoakland

Connect with organizations and resources to support your work and development as Oakland educators including fellowship and grant programs, professional development, housing, and credential information.

Get more out of oakland

We are more than recruiting.

We are about relationships

Get to know oakland

Our Beginnings

Oakland’s public education ecosystem is teaming with brilliant, hard-working, and deeply committed educators. We come from many backgrounds: some have grown up and attended public schools here, others moved here to be in a diverse, beautiful, and welcoming community committed to social justice. We have worked at every level of the public education system from the classroom to administrative leadership, and with both the school district and public charters, from grassroots to larger networks.

After years and waves of reform and upheaval – the small schools movement, state administration, among others – it was clear that Oakland was in need of a serious discussion about public school equity. District, charter, the City, the County, and others came together to form the Oakland Public Schools Equity Pledge, a city-wide partnership to create a public education system that works in the best interests of all students and their families, by disrupting inequity and cultivating excellence in our schools.

One essential area of collaboration across our public schools is around people. We want to retain, attract, grow, and support the best talent for our children. So we formed the Talent Working Group in 2016, which began meeting to discuss ways to work together. We identified the need for a unified marketing and recruitment campaign to recruit the best from within and to Oakland, as well as support those in the profession who want to grow and improve.

We worked with Oaklandish to develop the brand with input from diverse teachers across all ages, races, ethnicities, gender identities, from all parts of the city, some who grew up here and some newcomers. That is how TeachOakland was born.