New Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Superintendent Antwan Wilson spoke Sunday at Back to School Youth Covering Worship service held by the First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) Church at 3701 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland.
One of Wilson’s first major appearances in the community, he attended the FAME event with his wife, staff, principals and teachers from various school and school board members Jumoke Hinton-Hodge and Jody London.
Also in attendance was District 6 Councilwoman Desley Brooks.
Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry, senior pastor of FAME, noted the importance of the community being able to hear and meet the man who is directing the city’s public schools.
Thanking Mayberry for the opportunity to speak, Wilson said he understands the challenges facing the school district and is focused on bringing about the changes Oakland needs to see.
“Every child deserves an outstanding education, and they deserve to be working with individuals who care and believe in them,” said Wilson “That’s what we are committed to developing here in Oakland.”
“We have a lot of work to get done on behalf of young people,” he said.