County Board of Education elects new president, vice president

Tri-Valley representative Yvonne Cerrato takes No. 2 leadership spot

The Alameda County Board of Education has selected a new president and vice president for the 2017-18 school year, including naming the Tri-Valley's board member to a leadership post.

Board members last week elected Ken Berrick as president and Yvonne Cerrato as vice president.

Cerrato, serves Area 7, covering Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore; the unincorporated communities of Sunol and Mountain House, and the southeastern portion of Fremont. She was elected to the board in March 2002.

Berrick has represented Area 3 -- which includes Piedmont and portions of Oakland -- for nine years on the board.

In a statement, Superintendent L. Karen Monroe lauded the work of the board.

“I have worked with Ken for a number of years now and his proven dedication and commitment to the youth of Alameda County, especially as it relates to mental health care, are a clear asset to the work we do at the Alameda County Office of Education each and every day," she said.

“Eileen is an incredible champion for children whose care and commitment for her community is palpable,” Monroe continued. “I am proud to work alongside each of our county trustees to continue moving forward Alameda County’s focus and commitment to education.”

New president Berrick added that he is proud of the work of the board and the students they serve.

“It is an honor for me to work with my fellow board members and our county superintendent to serve the school communities of Alameda County and advocate on behalf of our students and families,” he stated.

The Alameda County Board of Education consists of seven members, each elected from a different part of the county for four-year terms. For more information, visit their website.


1 person likes this
Posted by Wanderer
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 16, 2017 at 9:15 pm

I listen to Yvonne Cerrato, I can never tell if she is drunk or just some stuck up sorority girl.

5 people like this
Posted by Jack
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 17, 2017 at 8:46 am

Yvonne Cerrato is a poor poor representative of Pleasanton. I wish she would leave the ACOE and perhaps see if Betsy DeVos is hiring.

9 people like this
Posted by why
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 17, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Why do we even have a County Board of Education? Can anybody name something the County Department of Education does that benefits our students? Sounds like this is one of those organizations that has been there forever, no longer needed, but we keep paying for.

2 people like this
Posted by Lin
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 18, 2017 at 12:25 am

I agree with WHY we do not need this group of of educated people who draw a healthy income.
They are not the only group that does not have a purpose., There are many in our education system.
I know I worked in it for a long period of time waste, waste, sad for tax payers and mostly students.

4 people like this
Posted by Spudly
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Jul 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Would be interesting to send a poll to all Alameda County residents and ask if they are aware of the county education board and its functions. I cannot name one thing they do but that may just be my ignorance. In fact, I did not even know they existed most of my life.

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