Elected/Appointed Leaders

Secretary Arne Duncan (Ret.), Education Secretary, Obama Administration

Congressman George Miller (Ret.), Former Chair, House Education & Labor Committee

Congressman Tom Campbell (Ret.)

Bill Honig (Ret.), State Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Board of Education Member

Steve Westly (Ret.), State Controller

California State Senator Scott Wiener

California State Senator Steve Glazer

California State Senator Bill Dodd

California Senator Ben Allen

California Senator Henry Stern

California Senator Steve Bradford

California Senator Bob Hertzberg

California Assemblymember Shirley Weber

California Assemblymember Blanca Rubio

California Assemblymember Marc Berman

California Assemblymember Kevin Kiley

California Assemblymember Marc Levine

California Assemblymember Tim Grayson

California Assemblymember Juan Arambula (Ret.)

California State Senator Gary Hart (Ret.)

California State Senator Becky Morgan (Ret.)

Mark Ridley-Thomas; Supervisor, Los Angeles County*

Antonio Villaraigosa; Mayor, City of Los Angeles (Ret.)

Sam Liccardo; Mayor, City of San Jose*

Kevin Faulconer; Mayor, City of San Diego*

Tom Tait; Mayor, City of Anaheim*

Karen Goh; Mayor, City of Bakersfield*

Richard Riordan; Mayor (Ret.), City of Los Angeles*

Michael Bloombeg; Mayor (Ret.), New York City*

Joseph Di Salvo; School Board Member, Santa Clara County Board of Education*

Grace Mah; School Board Member, Santa Clara County Board of Education*

Monica Garcia; School Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District*

Richard Vladovic; School Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District*

Nick Melvoin; School Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District*

Ellen Rosenberg; School Board Member, Manhattan Beach Unified School District*

Jennifer Cochran; School Board Member, Manhattan Beach Unified School District*

Michael Minnick; School Board Member, Sacramento City Unified School District*

Andrea Swenson; School Board, Piedmont Unified School District*

Doug Ireland; School Board Member, Piedmont Unified School District*

Amal Smith; School Board Member, Piedmont Unified School District*

Ray Gadbois; School Board Member (Ret.), Piedmont Unified School District*

Sue Smegal; School Board President (Ret.), Piedmont Unified School District*

Rick Raushenbush; School Board President (Ret.), Piedmont Unified School District*

Cathie Geddeis; School Board Member (Ret.), Piedmont Unified School District*

June Monach; School Board President (Ret.), Piedmont Unified School District*

Ellen Multari; School Board Member, La Cañada Unified School District*

Randy Walton; School Board Member, San Marcos Unified School District*

Ruben Barrales; County Supervisor (Ret.), San Mateo County*

Ashley Neumann; Trustee, Nevada County Board of Education*

Saul Hernandez; Trustee, San Juan Unified School District*

Gloria Mercardo Fortine; Trustee (Ret.), William S. Hart Union High School District*

John Salazar; Trustee, San Dieguito Union High School District*

Marisa Perez; Trustee, Cerritos College*

Sonia Frasquillo; School Board Member, Covina-Valley Unified School District*

Esther Valdes; School Board Member, Coronado Unified School District*

Cecilia “Ceci” Iglesias; School Board Member, Santa Ana Unified School District*

Gloria Ramos; School Board Member, Centinela Valley Union High School District*

Bob Nunez; City Council Member/Former School Board Member, City of Milpitas/Milpitas Unified School District*

Michael Ramos; District Attorney, County of San Bernardino*

Kuyler Crocker; County Supervisor, Tulare County*

Sylvia Munoz Schnopp; Mayor, City of Port Hueneme*

Alex Vargas; Mayor, City of Hawthorne*

Rudy Mendoza; Mayor, City of Woodlake*

Dan Romero; Vice Mayor, City of Hercules*

John Aguilera; Deputy Mayor, City of Vista*

Margaret Richards-Bowers; President (Ret.), Inglewood Unified School District Board of Education*

Bob Pacheco; Council Member/California State Assemblymember (Ret.), City of Walnut*

David Mejia; City Council Member, City of Alhambra*

John Valdivia; City Council Member, City of San Bernardino*

Gilbert Garcia; City Council Member, City of Orange Cove*

Lupe Ramos Watson; City Council Member, City of Indio*

Mike Alvarez; City Council Member, City of Orange*

Jesus Andrade; City Council Member, City of Stockton*

Alex Saab; City Council Member, Downey*

Bernadette Suarez; City Council Member, City of Lawndale*

Mike Cordero; City Council Member, City of Santa Maria*

David Avila; City Council Member, City of Yucaipa*

Oscar Gonzalez; Director, Cucamonga Valley Water District*

Luis Cetina; Vice President, Cucamonga Valley Water District*

Jeff Belle; Vice Chair, Contra Costa County Board of Education*

Dr. David Gonzalez, Jr.; Commissioner, City of Whittier*

Orlando Perez; Commissioner, City of Anaheim*

Bernard Meyers; Mayor (Ret.), Novato*

Joes Esteves; Mayor (Ret.), City of Milpitas*

Robert Ming; Mayor (Ret.), City of Laguna Niguel*

Richard Loa; City Council Member (Ret.), City of Palmdale*

Rick Alvarez; Planning Commissioner (Ret.), City of Fullerton*

Dallas Lawrence; School Board Member, Las Virgenes Unified School District*

Yang Shao; School Board Member, Fremont Unified School District*

Peter Hanley; School Board Member, San Mateo Union High School District*

Matt Taylor; School Board Member, Yolo County Board of Education*

Elizabeth Romero; School Board Member, Riverside County Board of Education*

Jean Follmer; School Board President (Ret.), Lafayette School District*

Chuck Reed; Mayor (Ret.), City of San Jose*

Joe Muller; Mayor Pro Tem, City of Dana Point*

Portia Cohen; Mayor (Ret.), City of Manhattan Beach*

Jennifer Cavenaugh; City Council Member, City of Piedmont*

Abe Friedman; Mayor (Ret.), City of Piedmont*

Jim Reed; Mayor, City of Scotts Valley*

Courtenay Corrigan; City Council Member, Town of Los Altos Hills*

Drew Bessinger; Mayor Pro Tem, City of Clovis*

Vong Mouanoutoua; Councilmember, City of Clovis*


The San Francisco Chronicle

The Mercury News

The East Bay Times

The Santa Cruz Sentinel

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Orange County Register

Los Angeles Daily News

The San Bernardino Sun

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Pasadena Star-News

Daily Breeze

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin


Redlands Daily Facts

Whittier Daily News

The Press Enterprise

The Association of California School Administrators

Students for Education Reform Action Network

The California Peace Officers’ Association

Parent Voices USA

Education and Community Leaders

Anne Campbell, County Superintendent of Schools, San Mateo County*

Tim Bowers; County Superintendent of Schools, Kings County*

Tom Changnon; County Superintendent of Schools, Stanislaus County*

Kenn Young; County Superintendent of Schools (Ret.), Riverside County*

Bill Habermehl; County Superintendent of Schools (Ret.), Orange County*

Greg Franklin; Superintendent, Tustin Unified School District*

Beth Polito; Superintendent, Woodside Elementary School District*

David Miyashiro; Superintendent, Cajon Valley Unified School District*

Curt Dubost; Superintendent, San Miguel Join Union School District*

Meg Whitman; Chair, Teach for America Board of Directors*

Christopher Cerf; Superintendent, Newark Public Schools*

Dr. Dennis Byas; Superintendent (Ret.), San Lorenzo Unified School District*

Joan Sullivan; Chief Executive Officer, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools*

Marco Petruzzi; Chief Executive Officer, Green Dot Public Schools*

Marcia Aaron; President, KIPP Los Angeles Schools*

Dan Katzir; President, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools*

Emilio Pack; President, STEM Prep Schools*

Sapna Boze; School Board Member, Gateway Public Schools*

Hugo Enciso; Chairman, District English Learner Committee, ABC Unified School District*

Corri Ravare; Chief Operating Officer, Extera Public Schools*

Irene Sumida; Executive Director, Fenton Charter Public Schools*

Roger Lowenstein; Founder, Los Angeles Leadership Academy*

Matt Hammer; President, Innovate Public Schools*

Caprice Young; Educator, Magnolia Public Schools*

Jeanette Parker; Founder, Today’s Fresh Start Charter School*

Liza Bercovici; Executive Director, Gabriella Charter Schools*

Amie Sugarman; Vice President, Alliance-College Ready Public Schools*

Ellen Moir; Founder & CEO, New Teacher Center*

Chiara Garoznik; Chief of Staff, New Teacher Center*

Jason Singer; Executive Director, Education Matters*

Brian Greenberg; Foundation Leader, Silicon Schools Fund*

Russ Altenburg; CEO/Founder, Reframe Labs

Alex Johnston; President, Impact for Education*

Katherine Bradley; President, CityBridge Education*

Jonathan Klein; Chief Executive Officer, GO Public Schools*

Sarah Angel; Board Member Chief of Staff, Los Angeles Unified School District*

John McGinness; Adjunct Professor, California State University*

Luis Rios; Education Consultant, California Department of Education*

Bhavini Bhakta; Assistant Principal, Arcadia Unified School District*

Dr. La Shawn Denise Witt; Assistant Principal, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District*

Farnaz Simantob; Co-Founder, Valley Education Action Committee*

Phil Han; Administrator, UCLA Anderson School of Management*

Mary Najera; Director of Community Relations and Recruitment, Extera Public Schools*

Jeff Harris; Director of School & Community Partnerships, Compton Unified School District*

Debby Martin; Retired Teacher, San Mateo High School District* (Marshall’s High School Teacher!)

Courtney Sawyer; Principal, 99th Street Elementary*

Paul Ruez; CTE Teacher, Oceanside High School*

Spencer Burrows; Teacher, The City School*

Jennie Herriot Hatfield; Former Teacher, Oakland Unified School District*

Will Heuisler; Teacher, Animo South LA*

Rich Howell; Teacher (Ret.), Penn Valley Elementary School District*

Sharon Owens; Teacher, Fresno Unified School District*

Jonathan Erickson, Educator, Redondo Beach Unified School District*

Wanny Hersey; Educator, Bullis Charter Schools

Caterina Meyers; Teacher, Drew School*

Hrag Hamalian; Educator*

Nalini Lasiewicz; Science Aide, La Cañada Unified School District*

Heather Hopkins; Community Organizer, Toddle Flexible Preschool*

Joan Parker; Librarian (Ret.), Palo Alto Schools*

Shelly Lether; Educator, Valley Prep Academy Charter School*

Alison Diaz; Educator, Environmental Charter Schools*

Parker Hudnut; Educator, ICEF Public Schools*

Michael Barker; Head of School, Ambassador High School*

Ari Engelberg; Educator, Harvard-Westlake School*

Kate Mulligan; Head of School, Chartwell School*

Denise DeSantis; Director of Development, St. Raphael School*

Israel Rodriguez; President, Small Manufacturers Association*

Joe Garcia; Senior Pastor, Escondido*

Brandon Villalpando; President/CEO, Big W. Inc.*

Manuel Ramirez; Community Leader, Kern County*

*Organizations and titles are listed for identification purposes. Support is made in one’s individual, unofficial capacity, and does not imply support or endorsement from the listed organization.