I have worked most of my life to create better outcomes for those in need and to help create an environment for all students, teachers, staff and families to thrive. I have been an LGBTQ+ family and youth advocate for the last 20 years. For the last decade, I have been an advocate for foster youth and adoption. And for more than 5 years, I have been in PTA leadership in Alameda. I have seen a great deal of positive change for our students and families. I am running for Alameda Unified School District trustee to ensure that the forward momentum continues because there is more work that needs to be done.
As a parent and active volunteer, I deeply understand Alameda’s education system and the challenges facing families. I regularly attend board and sub-committee meetings, and I understand how the budget and operations function. I remain focused on how our schools build success for our students’ futures. I will drive the board to have better communication with families, push to uplift our arts and vocational programs, and continue to build equitable and inclusive programming and services. I will thoughtfully work to produce great results for all the students we serve. www.Ryan4AUSD.com