Tremaine Moore, Principal
Mr. Tremaine Moore has worked in OUSD for twenty-seven years. During his journey, Mr. Moore has worked at elementary schools, Stonehurst and Allendale, as a librarian assistant, resource specialist instructional assistant, noon supervisor, and classroom teacher. At Claremont Middle School, he served as an English/History teacher, student council advisor, oratorical coordinator, and basketball coach. In 2017, Mr. Moore transitioned from the classroom and served one year as 7th Grade Dean at Claremont before leaving to serve as assistant principal at MLK/Lafayette Elementary and Edna Brewer Middle School. He is beyond excited about returning to Claremont. He looks forward to working with our wonderful staff, increasing parent engagement, and supporting the academic and social growth and learning of all of our students. When he is not working, Mr. Moore enjoys spending time with his family and teaching dance with his brother!
Lacy Lefkowitz, Assistant Principal
Ms. Lefkowitz became Assistant Principal last year, after 3.5 years as dean and 10 years in the classroom at Claremont, teaching mostly history but also reading and English.  Ms. Lefkowitz, from upstate New York, started her career there, going to SUNY Geneseo for a B.A. in history and SUNY Binghamton for her Masters in Teaching.  As a teacher she was involved in several district initiatives such as project based learning, history writing tasks, the common core standards collaborative and supporting the school with PBIS implementation.  She and her husband recently had a daughter, and they live in East Oakland.  In her spare time, Ms. Lefkowitz likes to read, go on adventures and be outside!
Grade Level Deans

Ms. Lefkowitz is the 6th grade dean and Assistant Principal!  She started teaching history at Claremont 15 years ago and 4 years ago, with Mr. Moore, helped to create the dean role as it exists today!

Ms. Groves is the 7th grade dean.  She has over twenty years of experience in public education and community based services. She holds degrees in African American Studies, Women’s Studies, and English from Berkeley, Sophia University, and Mills College. It is her first year at Claremont Middle School and is super excited to be a part of this community!

Mr Chiparo is the 8th grade dean.  It is his first year at Claremont and 15th year as an educator!!  Most of his career has been in San Francisco!

Feel free to contact your grade level deans using the following.

Ms. Lefkowitz –
Ms. Groves –
Mr. Chiparo –