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The Hayward High community will develop students and graduates to be:

Focused learners

Analytical thinkers 

Responsible and respectful citizens

Mindful collaborators

Effective communicators  

Resourceful users of technology 

Self-advocating individuals

Shannan Carpenter




Hello Hayward High Farmers!!!! I am excited to be back at Hayward High! We have faced many challenges over the last few years, but I am here to tell you, the resiliency  of our school community is unmatched!! I look forward to supporting you all this school year.  If you have questions about COST or available resources at our school site,  I will be happy to assist you.  Feel free to stop by my office or send me an email or even a text.  I look forward to meeting you all and having a joyful, transformative school year!!!!  GO FARMERS!!!!!!!!


Coordination of Services Team (COST) is a multidisciplinary group of school staff and community partners who meet regularly to review referrals and discuss students’ strengths and supports needed. The team develops a plan for connecting the student/family to appropriate services, then monitors the success of service connection and interventions giving opportunity to tailor interventions over time.

COST Supports:

  • Students who are experiencing challenges in academia.

  • Students who are expressing concerning behavior(s) either in the classroom and/ at home.

  • Students & families needing support with basic needs, home environment, health concerns, etc.

  • Students & families facing traumatic events, transitional hardships, change in family dynamics, etc.



 our Community Partnerships

Shannan Carpenter
Community School Specialist
Room A-4

Ext. 61145
cell (510) 826-6766 

Monday-Friday: 8:00-4:30 pm


Undergraduate College(s): Berkeley City College

Degree(s): A.A.

Major(s): Sociology

At HHS, I'm part of: COST team

At HHS since: I'm a Newbie

Undergraduate College(s): Cal State East Bay

Degree(s): B.A 

Major(s): Sociology

Graduate Program: National University

Degree: MA, Organizational Leadership

Major: Currently attending

Previous schools where I worked: Cesar Chavez Middle School

Born: Providence, Rhode Island

I grew up in: Rhode Island & then moved to Massachusetts when I was 18.

I attended high school at: West Warwick High School

Hobbies include: Writing, yoga, crystals, taking care of my plants and two dogs, dancing, & listening to music

Favorite thing about HHS: The amazing staff and students I have encounter so far!!!

Favorite Quote:  "When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."-Audre Lorde

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."-Dr. Maya Angelou