Alameda County Board of Education Welcomes New & Re-elected Members 


The Alameda County Board of Education (ACBOE) celebrates the appointment of Marlon McWilson as President and Aisha Knowles as Vice President for 2014-2015. ACBOE also congratulates Trustee Knowles, along with Trustees Joaquin Rivera and Yvonne Cerrato on their re-election to additional four-year terms through June 2018.

New board Vice President Aisha Knowles
New board Vice President Aisha Knowles

President McWilson previously acted as Board Vice President, and serves as Trustee of Area 2 representing Alameda and portions of Oakland that include West Oakland, East Oakland, Elmhurst and Millsmont south to Shefield Village. McWilson replaces previous Board President Rivera, who will continue his role as Trustee of Area 1, which includes Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, and portions of Oakland that include North Oakland and Chinatown/Central.

“I give my personal appreciation to Trustee Rivera for holding his role as board president with such grace and a sense of inclusiveness to ensure that all voices are heard,” said Board Trustee Ken Berrick.

On passing the board presidency to Trustee McWilson, Trustee Rivera expressed his thanks to his family and to the constituents of Area 1 for their support.

President McWilson is a celebrated leader in the Oakland community as a former elementary and high school teacher, consultant, and advocate for under-served youth.

“I don’t take this appointment lightly, and am grateful for the community’s confidence in my leadership,” said President McWilson. “I’ve reached this point in my career because of the support of friends and community members. I am here for and because all of you.”

Newly elected Vice President Aisha Knowles has served as Trustee of Area 4 since 2012, representing San Leandro and the western unincorporated communities of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, San Lorenzo and Fairview.

Trustee Cerrato, elected to the ACBOE in 2002, will continue to serve Area 7, representing the tri-valley cities of Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore and the unincorporated community of Sunol, and the southeastern portions of Fremont.

For additional information, contact Patrick Gannon at (510) 670-7754.


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