• L. K. Monroe,
    County Superintendent of Schools
    Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe

    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 an interview with Superintendent L. K. Monroe in Bay Area Women Magazine.

    Read more about Superintendent L. K. Monroe. 

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


  • Standing Up for Justice
    Message from L. K. Monroe,
    Alameda County Superintendent of Schools
    April 20 2021

    Today, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

    What we feel in this moment is less relief than a momentary reprieve from the pain, grief and anger that stemmed from an incomprehensible event in our history. And justice is certainly in the eye of the beholder as today’s verdict will not bring George Floyd back to his family, nor will it end the racism and violence that plagues our nation – and requires our continued vigilance and resolve. Read more.


  • Taking a Stand: Voices of Democracy

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


Messages from the Superintendent

  • Stand up for justice
  • Contact Us

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

    Dan Bellino
    Chief of Staff
    dbellino@acoe.org
    (510) 670-4200

    Ruth Jones
    Policy and Governance Manager
    rjones@acoe.org
    (510) 670-4257

    Rose Gonzalez
    Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
    roseg@acoe.org
    (510) 670-4144

    Winston Chang
    Public Policy Fellow
    wchang@acoe.org
    (510) 670-4168

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