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Alameda Unified hires new Lincoln principal

Submitted by on 1, July 15, 2009 – 5:50 am3 Comments

Nicole Williams Browning, who has served as the vice principal at Washington Manor Middle School in San Leandro, has been hired as principal of Lincoln Middle School. Browning takes over for Judith Goodwin, who was asked to run Chipman Middle School when that school’s principal left for a job in Burlingame.

Browning has also worked as a high school English teacher at Kennedy High School in Fremont and currently teaches English at Merritt College in Oakland, according to this profile on LinkedIn, which also touts her experience in curriculum and instruction as well as her equity work. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University at California, Berkeley as well as master’s degrees in English literature and educational leadership from California State University – East Bay.

The district has also appointed Jonathan Osler a vice principal and Tracy Allegrotti dean of students at Encinal High School. Allegrotti has worked as a teacher at Encinal. And it has appointed Alameda High teacher and schools blogger Rob Siltanen as the district’s director of adult and alternative education, charter school monitoring and liaison for its regional occupation program.

The school board okayed the hires at a special meeting Tuesday night.


  • Neal_J says:

    Washington Manor middle school is in San Leandro (though in San Lorenzo school district). Go Knights!

  • Federale says:

    Sounds like alot of liberal ed buzz words in her background. Probably would have been better to hire a real world teacher or someone with a background in business management from the private sector. She is just another cog in the education blob.

  • Laura says:

    Ms. Williams-Browning is not even close to a cog in the educational blob, rather her passion for (and diverse experience in)education AND the students (so they are not just numbers) is incredible and she understands the business side of it as well. Her balance between the two will I'm sure equate to an amazing experience for the school, its staff, and its students!!! Congratulations Nicole!

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