2016 Collaborative Partner of the Year

For the second year, the Ed Fund is showcasing the work of its West County College Access Network and Out-of School Time collaborative partners by recognizing a Collaborative Partner of the Year at its 28th Annual Soaring to Excellence Celebration.

Mara Lockowandt Excellence in TeachingDr. Mara Lockowandt, Director of School Partnerships, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

Dr. Lockowandt is the current Director of School Partnerships at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts where she oversees the strategic development of a nationally recognized teacher professional development program, school and community youth programs, and early childhood education programs. Lockowandt serves in a number of leadership roles including the Steering Committee for the Out-of-School-Time Collaborative with the Ed Fund, the Steering Committee for the West County Business Collaborative, the Leadership Advisory Committee for West Contra Costa’s Full Service Community Schools, and the Advisory Board for the Creative and Performing Arts Academy at Richmond High School.

Join us in honoring our collaborative partners at the Ed Fund’s 28th Annual Soaring to Excellence Celebration on Friday, May 6 from 7:00-9:00pm at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.

To enjoy the full photo album of our awardee, click here. Photography generously donated by Don Gosney.

Meet our 2016 Teaching Excellence Awardees here.