Edgility Consulting is excited to announce the placement of Lisa Sherman-Colt as the Executive Director at Oakland School for the Arts.
Executive Director, Oakland School for the Arts
Oakland School for the Arts is a public charter school located in Oakland, CA. The school serves roughly 800 youth in grades 6-12. OSA’s mission is to inspire its students to find their unique, powerful voices. The school provides a high-quality, integrated arts education to all students. This is accomplished while also ensuring they fulfill the A-G requirements necessary to apply and be accepted to four-year colleges.
Lisa Sherman-Colt has dedicated the past three decades of her professional career to her three passions: education, youth, and social justice. Her work as an administrator and artist earned her numerous distinguished accolades recognizing her leadership in education. In this role, Lisa will lead OSA into its next chapter. Her responsibilities will include leadership and accountability for the success and quality of all educational programs; management of personnel; oversight of financial planning; management of communications; maintenance of relationships with OUSD and oversight of OSA’s operations.
Previously, Lisa was an Administrator of Curriculum and Instruction for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Additionally, she served as a school leader at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) for more than a decade. Prior to joining the faculty at LACHSA, she held the position of Artistic Director at Milwaukee High School for the Arts. Before moving to Milwaukee, Lisa lived in Boston, Massachusetts where she directed and taught repertoire for her studio and company, ProArt Dance, Inc.
Reflecting on her appointment, Lisa said:
“I am honored and excited to accept the Executive Director position at Oakland School for the Arts. This is a special community who values arts education.”