As a native of Oakland, California, Cherisse Gash is a strong advocate for teachers and students. She knows the importance of supporting our schools from first hand experience.
She comes from a family of educators, including her mother, great grandmother, aunt and cousins, many of whom have worked or still work within this district. Before becoming a parent in the district, Cherisse was a student in the district. She has been active in numerous Parent Teacher Associations at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She has been a dedicated parent volunteer at several different schools and district programs including the African American Male Achievement program. She works as a health educator, advocate and caretaker and is a proud member of a union family. As a longtime resident of District 3, she understands the needs of the community and will fight for equity and educational opportunity.
It’s time to have a school board that works for students, parents and teachers. It’s time for a School Board member in District 3 that actively engages, interacts and supports the student body.