Board of Education Members
The SCUSD Board of Education has eight members, seven of whom are elected by trustee area and serve 4-year terms. An eighth member is the student member who has an advisory vote. The student member is selected from the high school Student Advisory Committee and serves for one year. The Superintendent is the ex-officio Secretary to the Board.
Board Member Jay Hansen has more than 20 years experience advocating for public school children, parents, working families and his community. Jay was appointed to the school board in 2012 to fill a vacated seat. Jay previously had served on the City of Sacramento Parks & Recreation Commission. Additionally Jay is an appointee of Governor Jerry Brown to the California Health Facilities Financing Authority.
Raised in Sacramento by a struggling single mother; Jessie’s mom taught her that education was the key to opportunity in life. A proud product of public education, Jessie has spent the past nine years at the Campaign for College Opportunity where she works to increase college access and success for young people across the state. She successfully led efforts to improve college opportunities for thousands of low-income students in California and simplify the transfer process from community colleges to four-year universities.
Ellen believes school issues are neighborhood issues. Our local schools contribute immeasurably to our quality of neighborhood life. This focus fits well with her chosen profession, neighborhood volunteerism, education, and world-view.
Educated in SCUSD, she attended Sacramento High School, Sutter Middle School and David Lubin elementary, and is a Dragon, Miner and Dinosaur alumnus.
Hello! My name is Christina Pritchett. I am a volunteer and most importantly a parent within our district. I understand all too well the need for strong representation from our parents in order to have a strong school foundation. I believe that we need “quality education today, for our leaders of tomorrow.”
Michael has worked in the child and youth development field for over 25 years and has been a parent in the Sacramento City Unified School District since 2003. Michael is an Adjunct Professor of Early Childhood Education at Sacramento City College and a runs a youth development consulting firm.
He earned a Baccalaureate Degree in Child Development and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State University.
Mai Vang is the daughter of Hmong refugees parents from Laos. Mai was born and raised in south Sacramento and is the eldest of 16 children. As a child, Mai’s parents believed that public education was the key to a better life for her 15 siblings. A proud product of public education, Mai knows first-hand how investment in our public schools can save lives. Mai’s public high school teacher, Ms. Jean Crowder spent hours of her own time with Mai after school to help her succeed.