• Taking a Stand: Voices of Democracy

    A Video Message from L. Karen Monroe,
    Alameda County Superintendent of Schools

  • L. Karen Monroe, Superintendent of Schools

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    The Superintendent of Alameda County Schools works to ensure that every student benefits from a quality education, no matter what their social condition may indicate about their chances for success. She is the chief administrator for the County Office of Education and operates educational programs for students not served by district schools, including justice-involved, pregnant and parenting, foster and homeless youth, as well as infants with special needs.

    While many policies regarding school districts are made at the local level by elected school boards, policy areas regarding the fiscal health and basic educational standards of districts require oversight by the County Superintendent. The Superintendent also provides support and guidance for the school district operations in Alameda County including training and support services.

    The County Superintendent also leads initiatives that enhance student academic achievement, such as promoting quality preschools and integrating arts education into the comprehensive school curriculum.

    Read more about Superintendent L. Karen Monroe. 

    Learn more about Superintendent Monroe's vision for the Alameda County Office of Education.

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    L. Karen Monroe
    Superintendent of Schools
    (510) 670-4144

    Dan Bellino
    Chief of Staff
    (510) 670-4200

    Rose Gonzalez
    Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
    (510) 670-4144

    Yosaira Espinoza
    Administrative Secretary, Board of Education
    (510) 670-4145

    Eric Kwak
    Public Policy Fellow
    (510) 670-4257