Ms. Youngblood is profiled here.
Why do you want to be on the Board of Trustees?
My hope is to provide fresh ideals, a community voice and most importantly a direct voice for all children in the school district including those attending charter schools. It’s my belief that the school board’s role is to partner with teachers, parents and the community to ensure success for all children. I also believe information should be transparent, and evaluated using a community process that recognizes parents, students, and teachers.
Do you have children attending Alameda schools?
I currently have a 3rd grader and an 11th grader attending AUSD schools, and a 7th grader with an Alameda charter school.
What makes you qualified to sit on the board?
My children’s experiences with the school district has ranged from absolutely wonderful to difficult, requiring advocacy on my part. I believe these experiences in addition to my work with various PTSA functions, the Measure A campaign and subsequent appointment to the Measure A committee in addition to my seat on the governing board of the charter school will provide a rich base of knowledge for AUSD’s Board.
I also believe my social services background and executive level experiences in the nonprofit sector will serve as an asset to the board. This includes experiences working with union contracts, recruitment, retention, and fiscal responsibility.
What is your professional background?
I have 15+ years of experience in my field. I am licensed through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an associate clinical social worker. I have a masters degree in social work from San Francisco State University, and a bachelors degree in sociology, with an emphasis on social work, from California State University East Bay.