SF Board of Education Elects Leaders for 2024

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San Francisco (January 10, 2024) - The San Francisco Board of Education elected its leaders for the 2024 year on Tuesday night. Commissioner Lainie Motamedi was elected to serve as president in 2024. Commissioner Matt Alexander was elected to serve as vice president. 

President Motamedi, a public school parent, was appointed to the Board of Education by Mayor London Breed in March 2022, and elected to the Board of Education in November 2022. President Motamedi has been an active parent at her children’s public schools volunteering in classrooms, leading fundraising efforts, and serving on Student Site Councils and PTAs. She served as the Co-Chair of the Public Education Enrichment Fund Committee (PEEF).

“Every San Francisco student deserves an excellent education in our public schools so that our youth, families, and City can thrive,” President Motamedi said. “The Board of Education remains focused on improving student outcomes, addressing the challenges ahead, and rebuilding trust with our community. I am honored that my colleagues have entrusted me to serve in this leadership role during such a critical time for our district.”

President Motamedi is a graduate of public schools, earning a Bachelors from UC Santa Cruz, and holds a MBA from the University of Washington. She is active in the San Francisco community, and served on both the Bicycle Coalition and Gardens of Golden Gate boards. She currently is the personnel manager and a park ranger with the National Park Service’s volunteer horse patrol program in the Marin Headlands. In 2022, President Motamedi received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in recognition of her ongoing contributions.

Vice President Alexander was elected to the Board of Education in 2020, and has 20 years of experience working in the San Francisco public schools, including a decade as a teacher and a decade as a high school principal. Vice President Alexander works as a community organizer at Faith in Action Bay Area, where he has led citywide campaigns to protect SFUSD families from eviction, to get immigrants released from ICE detention, and to secure housing subsidies for low-income seniors at risk of losing their homes.

“I am excited to work with President Motamedi and my colleagues to continue the work of confronting the challenges facing SFUSD and creating the schools our students deserve,” said Vice President Alexander.

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