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Alice Spearman

Alice 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

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District 7 Schools

Elementary:
Acorn Woodland

Brookfield
Cox

Grass Valley
Highland
Howard
Marshall
Sobrante Park
Stonehurst

Middle:
Elmhurst
Explore

King Estates

Madison

High:
Castlemont Community

Youth Empowerment

Alternative Programs:
Rudsdale

 

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  FCMAt - assessment and recovery plan - 4th progress REPORT - September 30, 2006

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Measure B Oversight Committee Application

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PROPOSED SALE OF the Districtís DOWNTOWN property
Public Hearing Notice
July 12, 2006 (
Minutes)
August 16, 2006 (
Minutes)
September 6, 2006 (
Minutes)
BOE Adopted Resolution Opposing Sale

   

 

 

 

 

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