BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University. He is also the founder of the Teaching Excellence Network and the Community Responsive Education Group As a classroom teacher and school leader in East Oakland for the past 24 years, his pedagogy has been widely studied and acclaimed for producing uncommon levels of social and academic success for students. Jeff lectures around the world and has authored two books and numerous journal articles and book chapters on effective practices in schools.
Attorney with over ten years of experience advocating for the rights of young people, in the Bay Area and across California. Former Directing Attorney of the Statewide Education Rights Project at Public Counsel, and founding director of the Legal Educational Advocacy Project at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office.
Consultant in children’s health and education, former Executive Director of the California School-Based Health Alliance and the California Adolescent Health Collaborative. Specializes in non-profit management, strategic planning, evaluation, and facilitation with an emphasis on the intersection of public health and educational systems.
A registered architect in California and New Jersey, and a NCARB and LEED (APBD+C) accredited professional with over 20 years of experience. He specializes in the planning and design of innovative learning environments and creatively uses design to support and uplift a school’s culture.
Daneen coaches school leaders and facilitates professional development through Educate78, Leadership for Liberation and The National Equity Project. Previously, Daneen was the principal at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School – Capitol Hill Campus in Washington D.C. Daneen loves this work and continues to be grateful for the opportunity to impact the lives of our young people and therefore our world every day.
Associate Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Education at Stanford University. His award-winning research focuses on improving urban science education by exploring how language and identity impact urban students’ learning.
Managing Partner and member of the Executive Committee at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP, she focuses her practice on intellectual property (IP) and complex commercial litigation matters. Mehrnaz is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and serves on her firm’s Diversity Council.
Legislative Aide in the Office of San Francisco District 5 Supervisor Vallie Brown. Former program manager at SF’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and staff attorney at California Rural Legal Assistance, where he supported community development in disadvantaged communities in the San Joaquin Valley. Born and raised in San Francisco.
Associate Director of Development at Lick-Wilmerding High School. Has led Capital Campaign and fundraising efforts at numerous schools, colleges, and universities-and non-profit organizations for 30+ years.
Molly has devoted her entire career to working towards health and educational equity for young people. She now leads the Design and Learning team at California Education Partners, a nonprofit which seeds and grows Improvement Collaborations among California’s public school systems to help them build capacity to continuously improve learning and outcomes for every student.
Professor at Cal’s Graduate School of Education, Kris is a leader in the learning sciences, literacy, educational policy, and qualitative, design-based approaches to inquiry. Her research examines learning in designed environments, with attention to students from non-dominant communities and Dual Language Learners. She serves on the National Research Council Committee on Strengthening Science Education through a Teacher Learning Continuum and on the Guiding the Implementation of PreK-12 Engineering Education Committee, National Academy of Engineering.
Professor in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. She is also a faculty member in the doctoral program for Educational Leadership and the current coordinator of the Master’s program in Asian American Studies.
Seven years of experience as a principal and over sixteen in preK-12 education. Currently an associate superintendent in Los Angeles and formerly the founding principal of Richmond California College Preparatory Academy (Cal Prep), a secondary school n partnership with University of California, Berkeley and Aspire Public Schools. As a community organizer, he is also a core member of Peoples’ Ed, Bay Area, a pro-people, anti-colonial organization that supports and sustains teachers and organizers of color in the Bay Area.