Sobrato Early Academic Language

Cupertino, CA

Executive Director

m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) model in the search for an Executive Director committed to social change for English language learners in public schools throughout California. For more information, please view the complete position description.

SEAL provides intensive, enriched language and literacy education for English language learners (ELL) to ensure that these students perform as well as their peers. The model involves professional development for teachers, school and district change. Techniques employed by SEAL were developed by Dr. Laurie Olsen, a nationally recognized expert in English language education, and program objectives are achieved by integrating English language teaching and learning into the day of each student, and by building the capacity of preschools and elementary schools to deliver this model.

The Sobrato Family Foundation has successfully incubated SEAL, and seeks to transition the practice, research and policy/advocacy initiatives into a new 501(c)3 nonprofit. The new ED will develop a solid operating infrastructure in order to effectively expand the SEAL footprint throughout California.

The ED will be an entrepreneurial leader, roll-up-your-sleeves manager and a big-picture thinker with senior level leadership experience in areas that intersect with SEAL, including education reform, English learner/bilingual education, immigrant education, civil rights, policy, advocacy, research, etc., and will have worked in a fast-paced or start-up environment and successfully grown, scaled or transformed an organization.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman or Patrick Salazar at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.

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