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Hattie Woolridge Tate Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Education

Ms. Tate has thrived in a number of capacities with the Oakland Unified School District

    OAKLAND, CA, February 17, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Hattie Woolridge Tate has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Harboring 25 years of experience in the field of education, Ms. Tate has excelled as an administrator coordinator and the program manager for the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Partnership with the Oakland Unified School District since 2011. In this role, she also manages the aforementioned school district's "Oakland Unite" program, a collaboration with the Oakland Department of Violence Prevention's Stop the Violence Programs. Moreover, Ms. Tate has coordinated, developed and implemented effective methods of service delivery, especially in regards to interagency and interdepartmental resources.
Prior to this appointment, Ms. Tate worked for the Oakland Unified School District as the principal of the Dewey Academy between 2001 and 2011. Holding this position while conducting multiple administrative internships, she additionally provided her students at the Dewey Academy with online credit recovery programs, as well as an improved alternative continuation of school model. During this time, Ms. Tate was greatly lauded for helping to improve the climate and culture of the Dewey Academy by emphasizing the importance of life skills.

Ms. Tate has further flourished as an elementary and secondary school teacher with the Oakland Unified School District since 1996. For multiple terms throughout her teaching career, she had operated as the director of the California Partnership Academies and a coordinator for summer internships. As well as successfully coordinating high scoring accreditations as the WASC Coordinator for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Likewise, Ms. Tate held the posts of a manager, trainer, data operations supervisor and accounting technician over the last 20 years while also implementing myriad projects and programs.

Proudly serving the youth in the Oakland, California area, Ms. Tate has dedicated many years of her extensive tenure to ensuring at-risk juveniles would re-enroll in school, better connect with personnel at schools in her district and receive help for potentially unaddressed learning disabilities. She has also offered a wealth of support to the office staff in the Oakland Unified School District, while also communicating with caregivers, legal guardians, life coaches and the District Attorney's Office. Furthermore, Ms. Tate updates probation officers for juvenile offenders in her district regarding their academic progress and daily attendance.

Ms. Tate pursued an education at Patten University before embarking upon her professional path, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in organizational management in 1995. In the years that followed, she earned a clear administrative credential and clear teaching credential from the University of California Berkeley Extension in 2003. Following this accomplishment, she continued her academic efforts at Mills College and graduated with a Master of Arts in educational leadership in 2003. Ms. Tate concluded her formal studies at Mills College in 2013, where she completed coursework in the Doctor of Education program with a focus on Educational Leadership.

Beyond her primary responsibilities, Ms. Tate has participated in numerous endeavors within her field. Outside of her immediate professional circles, she has found success as the co-creator of, and an advisory board member for, the Cornerstone Christian Academy. A respected community leader as well as a caregiver for the elderly, she has additionally held volunteer positions with the Miles Hall Foundation and the Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her stellar tenure as an educator and administrator, Ms. Tate contributed to the Oakland Unified School District by improving their Alternative Education program, personalized online distance learning and the School-to-Career transitions for students of small autonomous schools.

In light of her exceptional undertakings, Ms. Tate has accrued several accolades throughout her impressive career. Celebrated for garnering the Most Improved API for five years at the Dewey Academy, she was honorably recognized as the Alameda County Junior Achievement Teacher of the Year from 1996 to 1997 and the Christian Woman of the Year by Zeta Phi Beta in 2016, followed by a 2017 Classified Employee of the Year Award from the OUSD's Office of Equity as a partner in African American Male Achievement. She likewise accepted a Volunteer Award for Exceptional Service from the Career Scholarship Committee in 2013. As a testament to Ms. Tate's phenomenal talents as an educational leader, the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center was presented with a National Award for establishing the Best Juvenile Re-Entry Program in 2014.

Ms. Tate was initially drawn to her field after helping those struggling with drug addiction in her community as a volunteer, which ultimately helped inform her decision to shift her focus toward business, finance and education. Desiring to work in a discipline closer to ministry, she has attributed her success to her loving and nurturing approach to her work, which was bolstered by strong family values and her extraordinary relationships with her siblings. Proud to support and serve multiple generations of pupils over the years, she cites her influential work with students living with mental health issues and learning disabilities among the highlights of her career, in addition to her youth intervention research project at Stanford University's Impact LAB, which is known as "Lifting the Bar." Looking toward the future, Ms. Tate hopes to continue elevating students and colleagues alike within the Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Community.

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