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My Bio

My name is Dr. Arika Spencer-Brown and I am the Dual Enrollment Coordinator and Adjunct Professor at OMI. My responsibility lies in creating partnerships with local  and national colleges/universities to introduce the opportunity to our "college ready students" to embark on taking college course(s) and earn college credits and/or earn an AA/AS degree while still in high school. I also facilitate the current courses that our offered on our campus. 
I am originally from Carmichael , California, I attended CSU Sacramento where I received my BA in Child Development, I attended the University of Phoenix, where I received my Masters in Business Administration, and lastly, I proudly earned my Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University, School of Education. 
I am ecstatic to build, expand, and facilitate the Dual Enrollment/Concurrent Enrollment program to OMI cadets, so that they are able gain a head start on their college career! The vision intended for this program is to:
  • Foster and enhance existing partnerships with local community colleges and/or universities as well as form new partnerships with regional and national colleges to support higher learning efforts and expansion of program at OMI. 
  • Develop relationships with community development organizations that support higher learning
  • Development of Micro-College Environment
  • Creation of pathway programs that support specialization (i.e. major of choice)
 Supporting information regarding program:
  • Communications 20: Interpersonal  Fall semester and Communications 6: Intercultural Spring semester: Period 2, 3
  • Office Hours Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 or by appointment only
  • Email: abrown@omiacademy.org
  • Direct line: (510) 594-3905