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Bay Area

Welcome to the Bay Area Region at Aspire Public Schools; home to 9 Aspire schools, serving over 4,000 students in Oakland, Richmond, and East Palo Alto. We invite you to discover more about our incredible teammates in each of our Bay Area schools. 

Aspire Bay Area Regional Office
1001 22nd Avenue, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94606

Office Contact
Marlene Gutierrez Ramirez
Special Projects Manager
(510) 910-3881

Key Dates 2023-24:

First Day of School: August 7, 2023
Labor Day: September 4, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): September 15, 2023
Fall Break: October 2-6, 2023
Staff PD Day (no students): October 9, 2023
Veterans Day: November 10, 2023
Harvest Break: November 20-24, 2023
Winter Break: December 18, 2023-January 5, 2024
Staff PD Day (no students): January 8, 2024
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 15, 2024
Presidents’ Day: February 19, 2024
Staff PD Day (no students): February 2, 2024
Spring Break: March 25-April 5, 2024
Cesar Chavez Day: March 31, 2024
Staff PD Day (no students): April 8, 2024
Memorial Day: May 27, 2024
Last Day of School/Teacher Work Year: June 14, 2024

For Title IX & UCP, please get in touch with Pamela Saberton (510) 981-9180; pamela.saberton@aspirepublicschools.org

For Special Education inquiries, please get in touch with Jean Fagin, Regional Director of Special Education, at jean.fagin@aspirepublicschools.org at (510) 882-4218.

Contact Aspire’s liaison, Pamela Saberton, Regional Director of Student Services for additional resources at pamela.saberton@aspirepublicschools.org.

For information and resources on bullying and harassment prevention, please contact your school administrator or the Regional Director of Student Services at 510-434-5000 for support. Aspire families can also report a bullying incident by completing this online form.

Homeless, Foster Youth, Bullying & Cyberbullying Resources

Bay Area Leadership Team

Executive Director’s Message

Message Coming Soon


Bay Area Students
Bay Area Teammates

Key Goals + Initiatives

  • Unify our team to more deeply implement a rigorous, TK-12 college-ready instructional program grounded in Common Core and NGSS
  • Use data cycles and systems to monitor progress at the school, classroom and student level with a focus on creating equitable outcomes for African-American students, English Learners and students receiving Special Education services
  • Strengthen school culture through deepening social emotional learning and a focus on interrupting chronic absenteeism
  • Dramatically increase college success for Aspire graduates through a data driven approach to college counseling
  • Implement consistent, data-driven operational practices and systems at the regional and school level so that leaders can increase their focus on instruction
  • Redefine regional and site leadership roles and responsibilities to strengthen our implementation and impact