Edgility Consulting is excited to announce the placement of Karla Gandiaga as the Head of School at ARISE High School.
Head of School, ARISE High School
In this role at ARISE High School, located in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, CA, Gandiaga will work to maintain a high bar for academic excellence while building and sustaining a positive school culture for students and adults.
Karla is an experienced educational leader with a focus on equity, supporting ELLs, and special education students. She has worked in the urban education sector as a teacher, professor, coach, and leader. Before coming to ARISE, Karla was the principal of a bilingual elementary school in Boston, MA serving a low-income student population for three years. During her tenure, the rate of discipline referrals and suspensions dramatically decreased while parent engagement at open houses and school events increased from 35% to 83% and the percentage of teachers who identified as people of color increased from 30% to 70%.