board member

 

Rene Moncada | Board Vice-Chair 

Mr. Moncada is a Board member and at-large representative; he is a native of California and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He holds an AA, BA, MS, and has also completed a second MA degree program at California State University, Fresno. His past experiences include serving as the field representative of former Assemblywoman and Speaker of the House, Sarah Reyes, 31st Assembly District; GEAR UP Director at Reedley College serving first generation College bound youth; National Chair for the TRO Youth Leadership Congress hosted by the Council for Opportunity in Education in Washington D.C., three years in a row, and served as a school counselor, assistant principal, principal and an administrator at the county of education level. 

Mr. Moncada’s career has headed one of the state’s largest Migrant Education regions and has held administrative positions at the county and regional levels within California. He has been instrumental in bringing high profile leaders to the Central Valley in an effort to broaden awareness and funding opportunities to address the needs of local counties and has worked extensively to increase access to education for both youth and adults. He is the co-author of the book “Safe School Crisis Response Framework.” Mr. Moncada has been featured as a keynote speaker at various political and education conferences for his work and insight working with Latino families and at-risk youth. He has held positions on the executive boards of Arte Américas (Past President), Fresno Sunset Rotary (Past President), United Health Centers of San Joaquin (Board Member / At-large Representative), the Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE) and has served as adjunct faculty at Fresno Pacific University, where he has lectured on Cultural Diversity and California History and Politics. He has been recognized for his efforts in education winning top honors as administrator including the Association of California School Administrators “Administrator of the Year” and civic awards by Senators Feinstein, Vidak, and Baryhill, Congressmen Nunes, and Costa, Assemblymembers Reyes, and Arambula, and former Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante.

 

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