Mr. Shawn Brown (board chair) is Emeritus California Charter Schools Assocation Managing Director of Parent Organizing. Building off this work, Shawn has experience managing teams of parent organizers in Sacramento, San Juan, Oakland, Richmond and San Jose. Prior, Shawn was the Campaign Director at Voices for Youth in Chicago. Shawn has extensive organizing experience at SEIU and ACLU and other organizations across the Midwest.
Dr. Anastasia Prentiss is Professor of Curriculum Studies at Holy Names University in Oakland California. She is also parent of a CSCE 3rd Grader. Anastasia has held a distinguished career in research and teaching in the areas of communications, cultural diversity and equity. A long time resident of Oakland, she is deeply committed to CSCE’s vision and work. Anastasia is proud to be a school parent.
Ms. Betty Ly is Family Advocate at Oakland Head Start’s Frank G. Mar and Franklin Head Starts. Previously, Betty worked with many community-based organizations and developed strong networking, outreach and leadership skills though these experiences. Other responsibilities include being a San Antonio County Food Bank volunteer coordinator. Betty brings a diverse range of abilities from her Cantonese English bilingual background to her extensive expertise in serving low income families in the City of Oakland. Her focus has always been on making CSCE stronger in its parent involvement and more prominent within the community.
Ms. Sarah Tiffany Richardson-Baker is a Community School Parent of a 4th grader and the Deputy Executive Director of Oakland Native's Give Back. Sarah has been working fulltime for nearly 17 years as a marketing/communication manager, strategic consultant to political campaigns/candidates, and the last 3 years running a successful, small business in Downtown Oakland. Sarah brings to the board rich experience in social media marketing/communications community activism and outreach, fundraising, maintaining budgets and staff management. (Ms. Sarah Tiffany Richardson-Baker is on the left in wonderful group photo.)
Mr. Chris Dailey is VP of Sales at ValiMail, San Francisco. He graduated cum laude, with academic achievement awards in Rhetoric and Advanced Trial Practice and received the Pro Bono Achievement Award from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Licensed to practice law in CA, NY and D.C, Mr. Dailey served on the CSCE Design Team 2007-2010 and founding board member in 2009, Chrs returned to the CSCE board when he returned from a few years on Wall Street in New York City,
Ms. Velia Navarro is founding parent of CSCE, who began work with Dr Oberman in 2008. At the time Ms Navarro was an OCO Leader in a Leadership Training Class with OCO Organizer Emma Paulino. Now, 11 years on, she is the mother of a CSCE gradaute, Justin Navarro, and has over the past 8 years served as Family Liaison at ARISE High School, an Oakland High School and key CSCE partner school and feeder school.
Ms. Martha Cordova has been a CSCE parent for 4 years, is a member of the Mills Waldorf Professional Development Certificate Program and an avid learner. Ms Cordova is self employed and currently going to school, which is an inspiration to her son and all surrounding.
Mr. Abe Doctolero is founding CSCE Board Chair (2008) who now honors us to return to the board a as board member. Emeritus Assistant Superintendent of Pittsburg Unified, CA, and prior Director of Curriculum and Instruction of Castro Valley Office of Education, Director at Liberty Union High School and Princpal of Fredom High School, Mr. Doctolero has dedicated his life and career to serving the most vulnearble and raising achievement for all.