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Spearman is the newly elected Board of Education member serving District 7. She
was born in Berkeley, California and soon moved with her parents and brother to
Oakland where she has remained and served the community. She spent her school
life in Oakland attending Lockwood Elementary School, Frick Middle School, and
graduating from Castlemont High. She attended California University at San
Jose. Ms. Spearman is a wife, mother of two adult daughters and grandmother of
two young girls. She is also is a member of Imani Community Church, where Dr.
George C. L. Cummings, is pastor.
Ms. Spearman is an
advocate for education for children and adults. Her mother, Mary Sue Thomas,
was an educator and many of Aliceís mentors were educators. After her mother
passed away, she became an active participant in her childrenís education. This
was the beginning of an era towards education, contrary to her educational
pursuits early on. Now her priority is to assist parents in helping their
children learn how to navigate within the educational institutions in order to
ensure that they receive the best education.
In addition, Ms. Spearman
has volunteered at many schools, beginning with Thurgood Marshall Elementary
School proceeding to Castlemont Senior High School and Frick Middle School.
She is a Parent Liaison for Project SOAR serving Oakland
High School; past Chair of the District Advisory Council, Oakland Unified School
District; past Chair of the National Coalition of Title I Chapter I Parents,
Region 9; a board member of the Family Action Network, California State
Department of Education; past board member of the Community Action Agency, City
of Oakland, appointed by Councilmember Henry Chang, representing the entire
city. Ms. Spearman has given presentations to many local, statewide and
national organizations. She served as a television talk show hostess on SOUL
BEAT International Television Network featuring topics on education.
Ms. Spearman is a member
of several organizations including, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., The
National Alliance of Black School Educators, the African American Advisory
Committee on Crime, the Task Force on the Education of African American Children
for Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Chapter of the NAACP.
Term Ends: January 2009
District 7 Schools