SF Board of Education Elects Leaders for 2023

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SF Board of Education Elects Leaders for 2023

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San Francisco (January 26, 2023) - The San Francisco Board of Education elected its leaders for the 2023 year on Tuesday night. Kevine Boggess, who served as vice president of the Board last year, was elected to serve as president in 2023. Lisa Weissman-Ward was elected to serve as vice president. 

President Boggess was elected to the Board of Education in November 2020. Boggess grew up in San Francisco, attending public schools including Thurgood Marshall Academic High School. After graduating high school, Boggess attended and graduated from SF City College and transferred to Morehouse College in Atlanta to complete his degree. 

“Since joining the Board, it has been an honor to serve the school district and the community that I grew up in,” President Boggess said. “As president, I am excited to continue the Board’s work as we govern effectively and regain public trust. While we are seven individuals with distinct backgrounds and perspectives, we are able to bring our differences together to put students first.”

For 10 years President Boggess has served as the Education Policy Director at Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, working to transform the schools through policy change at a local, state and national level. In this role, Boggess spends each week at school sites and with district students, families, teachers and administrators to support young people and families in fighting for improvements in the education system. 

Vice President Weissman-Ward, a public school parent, was appointed to the Board of Education by Mayor London Breed in March 2022, and she was elected to the Board for a full term in November 2022. She is currently the Associate Director of the Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, where she specializes in asylum and refugee law.

“During my time on the Board I have been laser focused on student outcomes, transparency, and accountability, and it is an honor to continue in this work as the vice president,” Weissman-Ward said. “In less than a year, my colleagues and I have passed a balanced budget, rescinded teacher and staff layoff notices, hired a new superintendent, helped bring new revenue to the district, and created a transparent and community-driven framework to advance excellence and equity in our schools.”

The Board of Education is comprised of seven members, elected at large to serve four-year terms. 


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