Meet Lincoln’s Principal

Mukta Sambrani is a lifelong learner, writer, and a committed educator. She has been a teacher and an administrator focused on rigor, excellence, and equity. She brings deep coaching experience focused on high quality instruction, equity and restorative justice. Ms. Sambrani believes in building strong relationships with teachers, staff, students, and families.

Ms. Sambrani has served as assistant principal at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland Unified for six years. She holds a BA in English from Bombay University, an MA and M.Phil in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Ms. Sambrani also has an M. Ed. in Educational Leadership and an administrative credential from the Reach Institute for School Leadership.

Ms. Sambrani has worked to support curriculum development and she has worked on reducing the number of student discipline incidents through restorative practices and by integrating Social Emotional Learning practices in classrooms. She works collaboratively with teachers and with teams on instruction and culture/climate. She works with families  to better understand their needs partnering with community organizations to bring in resources to support all students and families.

Ms. Sambrani believes that education is the passport to the world. Her education took her on an international journey and has brought amazing opportunities to her. She hopes to create exciting opportunities for all learners. Educational excellence and opportunity to nurture cultural diversity attracted Mukta to Lincoln Elementary. She hopes to create a lasting legacy of educational excellence and sustained equity at Lincoln.

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