Dr. Keyisha Holmes Photo  Dr. Keyisha Holmes

Dr. Keyisha Holmes is the Director of Community Engagement & Extended Learning here in Riverside Unified. In this position, she primarily oversees Early Childhood Education (Preschool and Head start), Family Engagement, Summer School, Cultural Competence & Equity, After School Programs, District level Parent Advisory, Charter Authorization, and Athletics.” Dr. Holmes has been a classroom teacher and principal, with over 16 years in public school education. She also has experience at the secondary level as an adjunct faculty in the School of Education. The work she administers as a Director can be characterized as bringing a focus on closing “access” and “results” gaps, hence the work of equity.” The principles that guide her work are empathy, connectedness, and integrity. 

Robin Woods PhotoRobin Woods

In a district that serves more than 42,000 students, a wide range of questions, requests, and projects reach the desk of the Executive Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, Leadership, and Development. On any given day, Robin Woods tackles all incoming challenges with aplomb and a collaborative approach whether she is working with trustees, assistant superintendents, elected officials, community leaders, parents, or other classified and confidential staff. Colleagues describe her as someone who “cares about her work and strives to make the department flourish daily” with “a professional demeanor and inspiration that is contagious.” For more than a decade, Robin has served as Secretary on the Riverside NAACP Executive Board while volunteering for the United Way and in multiple roles in the community where she acts as a bridge builder in the work of racial, economic, and gender equality. The impact of this work is most evident in Robin’s leadership in developing RUSD’s African-American Parent Advisory Council.

Tamara Frazier Photo Tamara Frazier

Tamara Frazier is a special education teacher at John W. North High School.  She has taught at North for the past 11 years, but has been an educator with RUSD for the past 17 years.  Ms. Frazier’s passion for students with special needs is extraordinary. She believes that each and every one of her students can and will be successful and she equips them with the skill set they need to be college or career ready once they leave her classroom.  Ms. Frazier is also very active within the North community.  She is an advisor of the Black Student Union, a Heritage Mentor and works with the community at large to help support all the students at North.