Jamie Almanzán is a facilitator, teacher, curriculum developer and leadership coach currently working as an Equity Leadership Coach, and is the owner of The Equity Collaborative in Oakland, California. Prior to leading The Equity Collaborative he held the position of Senior Coach at the National Equity Project, in Oakland, CA. Jamie has also held the position of Director of Learning and Teaching at Pacific Educational Group in San Francisco. He has focused his career on working with school and district teams to create more equitable learning environments.
His goal is to incorporate observation, collaboration, and changing instruction to best meet the needs of underserved populations, particularly African American and Latino students.
Jamie is involved in systemic school reform initiatives and is responsible for the development and facilitation of leadership seminars for state, regional, and district teams across the country. Jamie leads professional learning and coaches in a wide range of schools and districts in California and nationally.