Student Supports Coordinator
Originally from the Bay Area, Lydia Evans holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Rights Education from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an Emphasis in Rhetoric and Leadership from Pepperdine University. She is dedicated to achieving educational equity and college and career readiness for underserved students. Lydia has over six years of experience in education and mental health programs. She has served as a high school special education teacher and case manager in East San Jose, an Executive Assistant and Classroom Counselor for the All In! Partnership Project at Seneca Family of Agencies, a mental health non-profit that partners with charter and district schools throughout California and the state of Washington, and as an AmeriCorps Member teaching preschool in East Palo Alto. Lydia has trained and supported teachers and administrators in meeting the academic, behavioral, and social emotional needs of all students.
Her passion and research in best instructional strategies and student supports stems from
navigating as a student living in underfunded communities and witnessing its damaging impact on local community hope, leadership, and achievement. As a learner, educator, and leader, Lydia is continually seeking growth and knowledge to improve her practice. She is thrilled to serve as the Founding Student Supports Coordinator at Aurum Prep and be a positive contributor to Aurum Prep's promise to students and families in East Oakland