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Dr. Melanie Spears, EdD Chairman


Dr. Melanie Spears is a former superintendent with over 25 years of 

experience  in  education.   She  provides  instructional  leadership, 

content  development,  technical  assistance,  and  professional 

development to school/district leaders as well as higher education 

organizations  on  leadership,  curriculum,  equity,  and  federal  and 

state  funding.   She  is  an  articulate  and  passionate  speaker  and 

consultant  on  topics,  including  School  turnaround,  College  & 

Career  Readiness,  Common  Core  State  Standards,  Student 

Engagement, Equity Leadership, Mindfulness, Parent Engagement, 

Data-based Instructional Decision-making, LCAP Plan Writing, Rigorous lesson design, 

Parent involvement, and increasing Postsecondary Access.   

Additionally, her commitment to community engagement is demonstrated with her 

leadership and service efforts as member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where 

she supports fundraising for scholarships, empower and mentor youth, coordinate 

annual health fairs and support the Childhood Hunger feeding campaign in West 

Oakland along with feeding of the homeless.  She has demonstrated leadership in 

volunteer organizations such as the Twenty Pearls Foundation, former Vice President, 

WCCUSD Girls Inc., former Board President, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., 

former Community Service Chair

Dr. Stacey Hunt, MD Vice Chairman

Celeste Wright, Treasurer

Rose "Bunny" Tatum