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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
Ballot and voting information for Alameda County.
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Member, Trustee Area 2Alameda County Board of EducationJune 7, 2016California Primary Election

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June 7, 2016California Primary Election

Alameda County Board of EducationMember, Trustee Area 2

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (133/133).

About this office

Members establish educational goals and standards, approve curricula and the district’s budget, approve various purchases and renovations, and appoint the superintendent of schools.
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Business Owner/Parent
20,621 votes (51.48%)Winning
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  • Accessibility to the community.
  • Access to quality education for all students and access to quality support services for teachers and staff
  • Innovative ideas to close the resource gaps in our local schools. Strengthen the relationship between local tech companies and our local school districts.. This will provide mentorship opportunities, resource funnels and college readiness.
Profession:Business owner, parent, community advocate
Online Marketing Strategist, Lense and Co (2013current)
Member, Measure G Oversight Committee, Oakland Unified School District — Appointed position (2016current)
Global Alliances Manager, Wind River (20062014)
Marketing Director, Board of Directors, East Bay Women's Network (2014current)
Advisory Board Member, OWH TV Studios (2015current)
Volunteer, Mentor, College Shower Steering Committee Member, Girls Inc of Alameda County (2008current)
Member, EmergeCA (20152016)
Chair for Studio WFO, Wardrobe For Opportunity (20082014)

Amber Childrss is running for Alameda County Board of Education because she believes in responsible leadership and in supporting our schools and the students of Alameda County, especially in Oakland and Alameda.

Amber Childress was accepted into Mills College on a partial Scholarship where she studied economics and literature. She is currently pursing a Liberal Studies degree with a focus on business at Holy Names University.

Amber's experiences as a former OUSD student, a current parent of a high schooler in the district, a community advocate, an EmergeCA alum and as an marketing entrepreneur make her qualified to take on the role of Alameda County Board of Education Trustee. Amber believes her collaborative nature coupled with her work ethic will be effective in the continuous fight to bring more resources into our local public schools. She wants to see more support extended to all of the students across the County, especially those with the most need like the young people in the county's community court schools. The Board has a unique and important role with the Probation Department.

Amber has served as an active parent volunteer since her son started Kindergarten in Alameda 10 years ago. She spent time both inside and outside of the classroom helping educate students and assist tachers. She have spent 7+ years volunteering with Girls Inc. of Alameda County as a mentor, committee chair and a class volunteer. In 2014, she was fortunate enough to host a student intern through United Way / Linked Learning program. That student went on to nominated Amber for the 2014 Youth Friendly Business of the year award. That gesture made it clear that Amber is making a real impact on students.

In March 2016, Amber Childress was recongnized as a Powerful Women of the Bay award recipient. The community reconizes her dedication to improving conditions for the people around her. Amber is happy to serve her community in a variet of leadership capacities:

  • Appointed member of the OUSD Measure G Oversight Committee
  • Oakland Promise Champion
  • East Bay Women’s Network, Board of directors
  • OWH Tv Studios, Advisory Board
  • Wardrobe for Opportunity Chair of Studio WFO
  • Push Tech 2020 Summit , Public Relations team

Amber's dedication to rolling up her sleeves to serve the communities surrounding her makes her the right candidate to serve as the Alameda County Board of Education Trustee for Area 2 (East Oakland, Jack London, West Oakland, Alameda).

  • Jumoke Hinton Hodge, Oakland Board of Education Director
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte
  • Ben Delaney, Executive Director SCRAP SF
  • Dwayne Aikens, Executive Director WELO
  • Candice Elder, President MOAD Vanguard
Incumbent
18,999 votes (47.43%)
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  • Fiscal Accountability and Stability
  • Improving Education for our underserved population and strengthen the relationship with local district boards
  • Creating new pathways for career planning for our students as they matriculate through our system
Profession:Trustee, Alameda County Board of Education
Principal Consultant, Infinite Educational Solutions (2010current)
Trustee, Alameda County Boad of Education — Elected position (2009current)
Member, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee — Appointed position (2012current)
University of California at Berkeley BA, African American Studies (1997)
Founder/Organizer, Community Giving Foundation/McWilson Friends and Family Giving Network (1997current)

I’m passionate about education and pledge to keep student well-being and fiscal responsibility at the forefront of my work on the Board.

 

As your Boardmember, my priorities have been to close the achievement gap, deliver quality education to our incarcerated youth, establish better communication between the county and our school districts, and ensure efficient delivery of services with prudent fiscal management.

 

I’ve worked with local districts to help them meet the requirement to provide equal education to all students and led a Board Task Force focused on closing the achievement gap in our schools.

 

For 23 years, I’ve actively educated and mentored youth from my work as a teen director for the Boys and Girls Club to helping student athletes at my alma mater University of California, Berkeley. I’ve worked in Oakland schools as a teacher, and after seeing that my students needed more than books, I founded an organization that has fed more than 23,000 families during the holidays.

 

Our students need and deserve a committed representative. I’ll continue working with local districts, community organizations, faculty, staff and families to pursue programs that serve all of our students. I respectfully ask for your vote.

 

  • Building and Trades Council of Alameda County
  • Alameda County Central Labor Council
  • Democratic Party
  • County Supervisor Keith Carson
  • Fmr. Assembly member Sandre' Swanson
  • Assembly member Rob Bonta
  • Alameda County Teachers Association (ACTA)
  • California School Employees Association ALCO 615
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Club
  • Bill Harrison, Fremont Mayor
  • Fiona Ma, Chairwoman of CA Board of Equalization
  • Aisha Knowles, President of the Alameda County Board of Education

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