Brianna Winn, MA

Director, Alder Bay Teacher Residency at Alder GSE

Brianna Winn is the Founding Residency Director of the Alder Bay cohort at Alder GSE. The Alder Bay cohort consists of four Bay Area charter organizations, including Envision Education, Lighthouse Community Public Schools, Education for Change Public Schools, and Yu Ming Charter School. Brianna started her teaching career in 2006 as a high school English Teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). After teaching for three years in Gardena, California, Brianna taught for four years in the Bay Area. She decided to leave the classroom after seven years of teaching. Brianna then served as an Assistant Principal for two years in West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). Finally, Brianna served as Principal at City Arts and Technology High School in San Francisco, California, from 2015 to 2019. Eager to expand her impact across organizational systems, Brianna founded the Alder Bay Teacher Residency following the end of her Principalship in July of 2019.

Brianna has spent her entire career working in urban education. She is deeply passionate about teacher education and issues of educational equity. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Single Subject Teaching Credential from Saint Mary’s College of California, two Master’s degrees in Education from UC Berkeley, and a Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential from UC Berkeley. She is currently a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership Program at the University of CaliforniaLos Angeles (UCLA). She expects to graduate from UCLA with a Doctorate in Education (EdD) in 2024.

In her personal life, Brianna loves brunching with friends and family on the weekends. She enjoys watching movies, attending comedy shows, dancing, traveling, being in nature, learning new things, and reading anything from research professor Dr. Brené Brown. Brianna also cherishes time with her toddler Sienna. Their current favorite activities to do together include dancing, playing at the playground, and learning new words other than the word “No.”