McClymonds New Principal Announcement

July 9, 2019 

Dear McClymonds High School Students, Staff, and Community, 

It is with great pleasure that I welcome Mr. Jeffrey Taylor as the new principal of McClymonds High School! 

As some of you may know, Mr. Taylor has roots in Oakland, specifically West Oakland, and is excited to return in service of a community about which he already cares deeply. Likewise, we are excited to have Mr. Taylor back in OUSD and look forward to supporting him as he embarks on the challenging yet rewarding work of ensuring that all of McClymonds’ students are college, career, and community ready upon graduation. 

I am particularly excited that the principal recommendation committee selected Mr. Taylor as he is a leader with a depth of experience and an undeniable passion for serving Oakland youth. Mr. Taylor brings with him over twenty years of experience doing community work and more than twenty years of experience working in schools as a teacher and site administrator. I am confident that his skills in this area will serve the McClymonds community well. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the parents, students, teachers, classified staff, and community partners that participated in the principal recommendation process. On behalf of OUSD, we truly appreciate the time you dedicated to identifying your principal characteristics, interviewing candidates, and you commitment to having your voices heard. 

Mr. Taylor has assumed his role as Principal of McClymonds effective July 1, 2019 and is ready to collaborate with you all as dedicated McClymonds staff and community. To initiate that collaboration, we would like to host a “Meet and Greet” on Monday, July 22nd from 5-6:30pm in the McClymonds Cafeteria for more staff and community to get to know Mr. Taylor. Please join us if you are available. If you are unable to attend, please note there will be other opportunities to meet Mr. Taylor prior to the first day of school. 

Please join me in welcoming your new principal and taking a step foward in this new chapter of success for McClymonds High School. Click here to learn more about Mr. Taylor’s professional experience and his goals for this year at McClymonds.


Vanessa Sifuentes
Executive Director
High School Network

Upcoming EventsMeet and Greet with Mr. Jeffrey Taylor, Monday, July 22, 5-6:30 PM, McClymonds CafeteriaFirst Day of School is Monday, August 12, 8:30 AM
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