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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Albany Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Sara Hinkley

College Teacher/Administrator
4,922 votes (27.33%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Inclusion and Equity: Albany can be a model for how public schools can lift up all children. Children need to feel that they are important and valued, which includes seeing themselves reflected in the diversity of our teaching staff and officials.
  • Transparency and trust: Board members are elected officials who serve all members of our community. That service includes creating accessible channels of communication about the Board’s processes, forming the building blocks of trust.
  • Collaborative leadership: Only with everyone’s input can the Board fully understand a problem and reach an optimal solution. I will work to create opportunities for meaningful participation in decision-making for families, teachers, and residents.



Profession:College teacher and administrator
Associate Director, UC Berkeley (2016–current)
Lecturer, UC Berkeley (2015–current)
Member, Ocean View Site Council — Appointed position (2014–2016)


UC Berkeley PhD, City and Regional Planning (2015)

Community Activities

Co-Founder, Albany Community Action (2016–current)
Parent Education Coordinator, Ocean View PTA (2017–current)
Member, Ocean View Site Council (2014–2016)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • Albany Teachers Association
  • Albany Democratic Club
  • Alameda County Democratic Party

Elected Officials (2)

  • Marge Atkinson, former Albany Mayor and City Council Member
  • Nick Pilch, Albany City Council

Individuals (21)

  • Payal Sampat
  • Eveline Shen
  • Bonnie Wolf
  • Cathy Cha
  • Dara O'Rourke
  • Jordan Sampietro
  • June McDaniels
  • Julia Mass
  • Jessica Cross
  • Jeanne Cajina
  • Glenn Brown
  • Teleli Brito
  • Rachel Anderson
  • Alene Pearson
  • Gabrielle Galvarro
  • Ray Colmenar
  • Brigid Acuna Kennedy
  • Sara Marcellino
  • Jean Cheng
  • Laura Alie
  • Miriam Walden, former Albany School Board President

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