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 28 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. Contact Jeff.
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. Contact Brian.
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. Contact Juan.
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. Contact Molly.
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. Contact Javier.