Omar Wandera  

Edgility Consulting is excited to announce the placement of Omar Wandera as the Executive Director at SEO. 

Omar Wandera  
Executive Director, SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity)
August 2020

SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity), founded in 1963, is an educational non-profit focused on improving outcomes for students that come from underserved and historically underrepresented backgrounds. 

Omar Wandera was born and raised in Oakland, CA, and is the product of college access programs that forever changed the course of his life. He is particularly excited to take on this leadership role because he feels that programs like SEO enabled him to attend Norfolk State University and commit his professional life to education and giving back to students like him. 

Omar taught middle and high school students for Norfolk Public Schools, was an Academic Coordinator at the Holy Names Upward Bound Program, supervised a clinical mentoring program in San Francisco’s Mission District, served as an administrator at KIPP SF Bay Academy, and spent 15 years as the founder of Leadership Public Schools Hayward. At LPS, Omar scaled a school with no students, no parents, no culture, and no identity into one of the top-performing high schools in the state of California. Omar also served as the Director of African American Student Achievement for West Contra Costa Unified School District and was most recently the Director of the National Summer School Initiative for the Oakland REACH.

Related to this role, Omar said, “Joining SEO is a dream opportunity for me as it partners my passions for changing the narratives of minority students, with my drive for greatness and being the best of the best! I look forward to working hand in hand with the staff, board, and Bay Area community to make SEO San Francisco the gold standard of college access programs. Most importantly, I can’t wait to help SEO Scholars grow into the innovators, change agents, and leaders of the next generation for years to come!”