Welcome Letter from ║┌┴¤═°’s CEO


Jillian Juman

Jillian Juman brings over 20 years of experience in education to ║┌┴¤═°. Throughout her career, she has committed to providing underserved communities with access to quality education and ensuring educational equity.

Jillian has worked to integrate school communities and provide opportunities for global learning to benefit students and their families. With a proven track record of raising student achievement, Ms. Juman has successfully led networks in the development of strong academic learning practices, leadership development, and building sustainable communities of learning that are inclusive and innovative.

She started her career as a classroom teacher and has held various school leadership roles both in New York City and Los Angeles, including managing instructional superintendent and principal. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Anthropology of Dance from the University of California, Santa Cruz, an M.A in Dance and Dance Education from New York University, and an M. Ed. in Educational Administration from Bank Street College.

Jillian Juman

Chief Executive Officer

Welcome to ║┌┴¤═° Schools!

As ║┌┴¤═°’s new CEO, I am so energized by my visits to our classrooms: everywhere, there is evidence of our students’ brilliance and our teachers’ dedication and talent. I’ve seen students diving into lessons and teachers working together to plan incredible learning experiences. It’s inspiring! Here are some things we are celebrating right now:

  • Across our network, the Class of 2022 broke records for college acceptance this year, with┬á92% accepted┬áto 4-year colleges and universities. Join me in congratulating our hard-working students!
  • We are also proud of the many students who received significant scholarships, including almost 30 Oakland Promise awards, and full-ride, four-year awards from Questbridge and the Posse Foundation.
  • ║┌┴¤═° also gave 17 of our own scholarships this Spring, including six to 2022 graduates and eleven to our alumni who are in college.┬áIf you are a graduate of ║┌┴¤═° currently working towards your Bachelor’s degree, learn more about these opportunities┬áhere.
  • On August 15th, 2022,┬áour newest school opened its doors┬áin San Francisco!┬áCity Arts & Leadership Academy┬á(a successful merger of two great schools: Leadership High School and City Arts & Tech High School) is bustling with brilliant students, dedicated teachers, gorgeous murals, and big plans for the future. I’d like to take this opportunity to say┬áTHANK YOU to the many students, families, teachers, and staff┬áwho have worked so hard to launch this new community! You are what makes CAL a special place.

It’s exciting to be part of ║┌┴¤═°! I invite families in Oakland, Hayward, and San Francisco to get to know us, enroll in our schools, and become part of the ║┌┴¤═° family (see links to our schools below). We are also always looking for great teachers, so please also explore our career opportunities! In the meantime, please reach out to me┬áif you’d like to get in touch!

In community,

Jillian Juman
║┌┴¤═° CEO

Learn More about our schools!

San Francisco, California

9th – 12th grades

Oakland, California

6th-12th grades

Hayward, California

6th-12th grades