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July 31, 2012 > New Board of Education appointments

New Board of Education appointments

Submitted By Claudia Medina

Trustee Yvonne Cerrato was elected President of the Alameda County Board of Education at the board's annual re-organization meeting on July 10. Trustee Joaquin Rivera was elected Vice President.

Trustee Cerrato's appointment as President comes after serving as a County board member for the past 10 years representing Alameda County's Area 7 which includes the Tri-Valley cities of Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore and the unincorporated community of Sunol, and the southeastern portions of Fremont. She takes the baton from out-going President, Ken Berrick, Trustee for Area 3.

Following her appointment, Cerrato commented, "I am humbled to be serving with a group of people who have such great concern for the needs of children and their families. Our strength as a board comes from the diversity of our experiences and backgrounds which make us strong individuals, and unites us in our mission to improve the education, social, and emotional lives of our students."

Sheila Jordan, Alameda County Schools Superintendent issued a welcoming statement, "Yvonne is a graceful and powerful leader who is dedicated to improving literacy and culturally relevant education for all of our students. She is a champion for arts-integrated curriculum design, and for advocating volunteerism in school communities."

Trustee Joaquin Rivera, Vice President, has represented Area 1, which includes Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, Piedmont and parts of North Oakland, on the Alameda County Board of Education since July 2010.

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