About Zaia Vera | Mom, Co-Founder, Principal, Teacher
Zaia Vera is a bilingual Mexican-American educator, leader, and mother of two fluently trilingual children. With two Masters degrees and over 15 years experience in education, Zaia recently co-founded the Oakland Teacher Residency, and has also been a public school principal, teacher, instructional coach, and teacher’s aide. She enjoys a career in education leadership that utilizes her Kindergarten through High School teaching experience, and is interested in disrupting the predictive power of demographics by collaborating with stakeholders to focus on equity in education. As a former NCAA Division 1 runner, she practices the value of determination, teamwork and results.