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 Equity Video Series Continues with Women in Education

​The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) Profiles in Power video series continues to highlight people who have chosen to work in education with three new interviews spotlighting women in district and school roles.

During Women's History Month, the Equity team at SDCOE asked several women to sit down and share their story via Zoom. Listening, sharing our stories, and connecting with each other on a personal level are simple but impactful ways to learn about the common values and beliefs we have about education.

The Profiles in Power series added interviews with Aida Salah, AVID coordinator at Sage Creek High School; Megan Adams, administrative assistant in Coronado Unified School District; and Kristen Kramer, assistant principal at San Pasqual High School. The goal is to highlight several educators each month and listen as they share their story of becoming an educator, including their unique experiences and learning.

During student panels held throughout the year, we’ve consistently heard students say that representation matters, whether it’s the adult in the classroom, district office, or board room. SDCOE is working to honor district and school employees who are making a difference and highlight their impact.

Watch all the videos in the Profiles in Power YouTube playlist. Learn more about the first group of educators to be interviewed below.

Aida Salah is the AVID coordinator at Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad Unified School District. Her multi-ethnic background gives her key perspectives on what students with diverse backgrounds might need to be successful. As the AVID coordinator she supports students in reaching their goal of college and career readiness. Her strong family ties are evident and the power she gains from other women around her gives her the strength to advocate for her students.

Megan Adams is the administrative assistant to the assistant superintendent of student services in the Coronado Unified School District. Megan's background in criminal justice and the legal system is an essential component in her work. She credits other inspiring women who set the stage for her to fill her role as a positive contact for students, including those who are in need of special education support.

Kristen Kramer is an assistant principal at San Pasqual High School in Escondido Union High School District. She has been in education for 16 years as a classroom teacher and administrator. She shares her personal story and the women who continue to inspire her both personally and professionally.

If you would like to be interviewed as part of the Profile in Power series email vescanuela@sdcoe.net.