I have the distinction of being the choice of Oakland teachers for the Oakland School Board District 6 seat! This is a huge vote of confidence, and as the daughter of a teacher and the granddaughter of three teachers, I'm proud of this accomplishment.
Oakland already has some great schools, and we also have some that have a long way to go to catch up. Our teachers are critical partners in our efforts to improve education in Oakland, and I look forward to working side by side with them in the work ahead.
Above is a picture of me with Keith Brown, a supporter and teacher at Bret Harte Middle School, who is also on the Oakland Education Association Executive Board.
More dispatches from the campaign trail coming soon!