Dear Emery Unified School District Community members and Emeryville Friends and Neighbors,
After 4 1/2 years, I will be stepping down from my service on the Emery Unified school board at the December regular board meeting. This year I celebrated my 25th year as a civil rights attorney working on education equity issues at Public Advocates in San Francisco. In recognition of that service, my employer is providing me with a six month sabbatical beginning in January 2017. My family and I will be moving to Spain during that time where I will study Spanish in order to better serve my monolingual Spanish-speaking clients and where I will read, write, and reflect on how to be an even more effective advocate for educational equity in California. As I am sure you can appreciate, this is a tremendous opportunity for my family, including my son who will be studying Spanish and attending a school as the only American in his class.
Emery Unified School District Board President