Our stories and background
Jasmin Hoo (she/her) is a queer mixed race cis woman who grew up in Brookline, MA and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2005 to pursue her passion for social justice. Since then she has been working with students, educators, community groups and artists towards social change. She has a master's degree in Education and Equity and Social Justice from San Francisco State University and a bachelor's degree in Performing Arts for Social Change from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (See resume below.)
Christopher J. Williams (he/him) is a native of Harlem, NYC and moved to Oakland in 2010 to further his passion for teaching, learning, and social justice. He is a graduate of Hampshire College, where he focused on critical race theory in education (and creative writing). Currently, Chris works in the Admissions Office of the Urban School of San Francisco (See resume below.)
JASMIN HOO RESUME
Creative and collaborative social justice educator/activist/artist
COMMUNITY ORGANIZER: API-EQUALITY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Build power and visibility with and for queer and trans Asian and Pacific Islander (QTAPI) people. Lead the cultivation of a QTAPI community that is self-determined, interdependent, abundant and empowered to fight for liberation and justice.
Collaboratively envision and implement pathways toward personal and collective transformation through intergenerational storytelling and relationship building, learning and sharing about transgender and gender non conforming identities and cultures, developing QTAPI leaders through trainings and coaching.
CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINER, CURRICULUM CONSULTANT, TEACHER: AIM HIGH
Design and lead trainings in cultural competency skills and trauma-informed pedagogy for teachers working in Aim High classrooms.
Developed a #BlackLivesMatter middle school curriculum focusing on stereotypes and consequences, micro aggressions, ally-ship and solidarity.
Taught a course on identity, oppression/privilege, community activism, and high school and college awareness for incoming 8th grade students of color, first generation and from low-income backgrounds at Aim High.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS: AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER
Oversaw and managed the vision, execution, and evaluation of all Education & Community Programs at A.C.T. that aimed to create equitable access to theater, including: school and community residency programs, educational workshops, teacher professional development, student matinees, study guides, and community events.
Led the staff Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee and taught cultural competency trainings for staff, faculty, and students.
Developed and taught the Citizen Artist curriculum and training for A.C.T. M.F.A. graduate students to learn how to be social justice artists in the community.
Also at A.C.T., I served as the Curriculum and Training Specialist (2015-2016) managing programming and focusing on designing our department’s pedagogy and curriculum guidelines; also served as School and Community Programs Coordinator (2014-2015) supporting programming and teaching in our residencies.
DIVERSITY COORDINATOR: CHILDREN’S DAY SCHOOL
Co-led the Board of Trustees Committee on Inclusion and Diversity in supporting growth around equity, diversity and inclusion at a K-8 private school.
Worked with trustees, administrators, teachers, and parents to launch the school’s first student affinity groups program for both elementary and middle school students. Coordinated this program and led several of the affinity groups including students of LGBTQ parents, Multiracial Students Group, and the Students of Color Group.
Organized community events such as parent education nights, family affinity gatherings, and the annual Diversity Picnic to support marginalized families in a predominantly White and wealthy school.
Designed and facilitated diversity and cultural competency trainings for faculty, staff, trustees, and parents. Supported faculty with developing social justice curriculum and provided external diversity professional development opportunities.
EXTENDED PROGRAM COORDINATOR AND TEACHER: CHILDREN'S DAY SCHOOL
Coordinated and developed quality extended programming including after-school, vacation camps, summer camp and special events for grades K-8 in a private school setting.
Designed and taught theater, art, and dance classes to elementary and middle school students.
Assistant taught Kindergarten.
RACIAL JUSTICE CAMP COUNSELOR: FUSION CAMP
Developed and facilitated racial identity-based curriculum for children of mixed-heritage and transracially adopted youth, ages 7-13 years old.
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS RESUME
Dedicated & Experienced
I work with and for students and their families, specifically from backgrounds similar and different to my own. I enjoy coaching, teaching, and working with others. I provide energy, passion, and creativity to my work. I am an avid learner, working on honing my craft to become a more effective educator, coach, and person.
ADMISSIONS ASSOCIATE AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR - THE URBAN SCHOOL OF SAN FRANCISCO
August 2016 - Present
Assisting Admissions Dept. in the planning, implementing and overseeing of the Applicant Visit Program as well as all Admissions events
Cultivating and maintaining relationships with Student Support Organizations including, but not limited to: Summerbridge, SMART, Aim High, Breakthrough Collaborative & A Better Chance
Standing member of the Admissions Committee, reads and assesses student applications for grades 9-12
STIP SUBSTITUTE TEACHER/BUILD FACILITATOR - METWEST HIGH SCHOOL (OAKLAND, CA)
October 2015 - June 2016
School-based substitute teacher and student support, especially Resource students
Planned, modified, and implemented curriculum for all subjects, including BUILD
Supported students (and Advisors) in acquiring and maintaining internships
CO-SITE DIRECTOR - AIM HIGH (INGLESIDE CAMPUS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
February 2015 - May 2017
Hired staff, assigned teaching teams, and coordinated/lead faculty trainings
Managed enrollment for new/returning students and communicated with families
Planned and managed special events, activities, and field trips
Co-planned and facilitated workshops and professional development for Aim High Site Directors and staff
Coordinate and oversee academics, program activities and all family events
Handle student disciplinary issues
Manage site budget and purchase materials needed for program
Manage all deliverables, which include student and faculty database entry, student, parent and faculty evaluations, end of summer expense sheets, etc.
ASSISTANT LOWER SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER - CHILDREN’S DAY SCHOOL (SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
July 2013-July 2015
Developed and collaborated with Head Teacher to create and execute age-appropriate curriculum for 20 Kindergarten - 4th Grade classes
Co-facilitated affinity and advising groups in lower and middle school that encourage positive relationships and equity in the community
Collaborated with faculty and staff on social justice learning by facilitating workshops during staff meetings and incorporating themes into classroom lessons
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