Growing up I experienced poverty, violence and failing schools firsthand, just like many of the youth in District 3. I could not read or write in English until I was in the 5th grade. This was a failure of the education system.
I will not sit back and watch youth of color in my adopted hometown of Oakland be held back or fall behind because the schools have failed them.
As President of the Hoover School Site Council, I have spearheaded several programs that have transformed Hoover Elementary into the most improved elementary school in West Oakland.
Join me in making improvements at our District 3 schools for students, parents, teachers and the surrounding community.
My Priorities on the School Board
- Reduce the dropout rate
- Increase funding in our classrooms
- Prepare our kids for college or a job upon graduation