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.