By Post Staff
Dr. Denise Saddler, former principal and administrator in the Oakland Unified School District and a matriarch of the local Saddler has over 39 years in education and is currently assistant superintendent of the Berryessa Union School District in San Jose. She was presented with the award by Oscar Wright, an Oakland resident who for decades has fought for educational opportunities for African American youth.
“I have so much high regard for Oscar Wright and his advocacy for African American children achieving,” said Saddler. “To be acknowledged for playing a small role in achievement in Oakland means so much to me. ”
“We can see the brilliance in the room, and all of our children have the potential and the brains to be successful. We have to harness everyone to work together to make a difference,” she said.