Transforming Sanchez School

Transforming Sanchez School: Shared Leadership, Equity, and Evidence

Raymond R. Isola, Jim Cummins
ISBN: 978-1-934000-41-0
Paperback: 216 pages
Published: November, 2019

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Raymond R. Isola

Raymond R. Isola

Raymond R. Isola, Ed.D.,

Raymond Isola has been a bilingual teacher and principal in public schools for 35 years: from preschool to university, and in rural, suburban, and urban settings. He has international education experience in México, Guatemala, Canada, and Italy, and received the Golden Bell Award for Excellence in Education from The California School Board Association. In June 2012, he completed a 13-year tenure as principal of Sanchez Elementary School in the Mission District of San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). During his tenure with SFUSD, he was an active member of the United Administrators of San Francisco (UASF), serving on the Executive Board as Treasurer and on the Negotiations Team. UASF is the official union organization charged with ensuring the equitable treatment and professional well-being of its members by working to promote employment conditions that enable supervisory administrators to operate effectively. He is currently working as Program Director for Green Schoolyards America Principals’ Institute to support California school administrators in their pivotal role as leaders of their school community and champions of a healthy and dynamic school environment.


Jim  Cummins

Jim Cummins

Jim Cummins, Ph.D.,

Jim Cummins is a Professor Emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His research focuses on literacy development in educational contexts characterized by linguistic diversity. In numerous articles and books, he has explored the nature of language proficiency and its relationship to literacy development with particular emphasis on the intersections of societal power relations, teacher-student identity negotiation, and literacy attainment. He has been awarded four honorary doctorates from universities in Greece, Norway, and the United States.