Candidate Statement

My 22 years of experience, education, and commitment to student success position me best to serve as Alameda County Superintendent of Schools. I am a professional educator, administrator, parent of five and Oakland PTA member. I began my teaching career in the Oakland Unified School District. In the Emery Unified School District I became a Principal and District administrator. While earning my Doctorate in Educational Leadership, I trained California State University students to become teachers. In the Alameda County Office of Education I was Coordinator of New Teacher Projects and later promoted to Assistant Superintendent.

Currently I’m the California Executive Director at Building Educated Leaders for Life, a nonprofit delivering afterschool and summer school programs. I will support Districts to implement California initiatives: Common Core Standards, STEM Education, Local Control Funding and testing and accountability.

Your vote for me will keep student achievement for all at the forefront as I collaborate with District administrators, teachers, staff and parents to improve education across the County. I’m well positioned to partner with Juvenile Hall to redefine 21st Century curriculum for incarcerated youth aiming to reduce recidivism rates. With my commitment to high expectations, social justice, and equality, I humbly request your vote and promise to well and faithfully serve our students, teachers, employees and the County.

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