The OUSD school board just voted to appoint Anne Campbell-Washington to represent District 4, given former board member Gary Yee’s appointment as Acting Superintendent.
Anne Campbell-Washington is the mother of two OUSD kids and a longtime Oakland public servant who has served in multiple city administrations and departments. She will serve the remaining 18 months of the term, and there will be an open election for the seat in November 2014.
Click here to read the application she submitted to the OUSD board.
Click here to read a letter Anne wrote to the Oakland community about why she wants to serve on the school board.
We applaud the board for making a thoughtful and difficult decision. Nine qualified candidates with strong backgrounds in public service and education stepped forward to seek the position, and the board had the unenviable task of picking just one.
It is truly a positive sign that so many ambitious and competent leaders were aspiring to serve in this important office.
We look forward to working with Anne as important decisions loom, such as the hiring of a permanent superintendent, addressing the results of the recent state audit and preparing for a great 2013-2014 school year for Oakland students.
At GO, we believe in the power of community and the importance of our leaders in ensuring that our schools serve all of our children and have an equal chance at leading happy, successful lives. They, and our community, deserve nothing less.