1st Vice President, Board of Education, Area 6
Trustee Darrel Woo is serving in his second four year term. As the son of a Chinese immigrant, Trustee Woo learned early the importance of education as a means to succeed in America. From birth, the importance of a college education was not only instilled in him, but his parents served as examples of the quality of life that a college education can bring. The education that Trustee Woo earned, all the way through the University of California at Berkeley, was public. Thus, was born the roots of his belief in the value of our public education system, and the desire to strengthen and improve that system for future generations of students.
To raising a family and sending his child to schools within the Sacramento City Unified School District, Trustee Woo also believes in service to the community and society. In 2001, Trustee Woo cofounded My Sister’s House, a women’s shelter program, fighting domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, directing its outreach to the woman victims and their families in the Asian/Pacific Islander and other underserved communities. Trustee Woo has served as its only male President, twice.
Before becoming a school board trustee, Member Woo was known as Professor Woo, serving for ten years as an adjunct Professor at Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, his alma mater, teaching legal writing and applied legal reasoning.
Trustee Woo has served and continues to serve the community in many capacities, on many City and County Boards, Commissions and Associations.