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Meet Our Principal

Phone: (510) 531-6400

Email Principal Harris-Jackson

Degrees and Certifications:

  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley
  • M.Ed. Holy Names University
  • ASC Cal State East Bay

April Harris-Jackson

For nearly two decades, Ms. Harris-Jackson has served the Bret Harte community.  She started her career in education at Bret Harte as a Humanities teacher. She also taught reading intervention, leadership, and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID).  After 10 years in the classroom, she became a Teacher on Special Assignment (TSA). Prior to becoming principal, Ms. Harris-Jackson served as an assistant principal for three years.

Ms. Harris-Jackson is an Oakland native and grew up in the Bret Harte neighborhood.  She attended OUSD schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. After earning a B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, she went on to earn her teaching credential and M.Ed in Urban Education from Holy Names University.  She received her administrative services credential from California State University, East Bay.