Lynn Mackey, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools
"Dr. Alleyne has served on the Contra Costa County Board of Education since 2016 and I've seen her passion for our students. She has advocated for and supported all our diversity and equity initiatives and leveraged her expertise in this area to advance our work. She shares her knowledge of programs and organizations to bring supports and resources to our county programs, like the Berkeley Underground Scholars Program. She is a parent of school-aged children and brings this insight to our boardroom to inform our decision-making, a perspective that is highly valued and without her, would be absent from the board. Since a majority of our students are African American and from West Contra Costa Unified School District, I find her perspective to be unique and one that is essential to the work of the board. I support Dr. Alleyne and appreciate the leadership she brings."
Trustee Annette Lewis,
Contra Costa County Board of Education, Area 5
“Dr. Alleyne has proven to be an advocate for her constituents and for students across Contra Costa County.
Given the number of Black students served in our Court and Community schools, it is important to have her voice and experience as a Black person and mother of school aged children. In each matter the County Board of Education addresses, she keeps a focus on equity and justice for students. She looks deeply into each matter avoiding preconceptions. She works collaboratively with fellow board members, always keeping the needs of the students first. She volunteers in her community helping to give her insight into the needs of her constituents and students.
Mike Walsh, Past President, California School Boards Association (CSBA), Butte County Board of Education Trustee
It is my honor to offer my endorsement for Dr. Fatima Alleyne. During my time as an officer for the California School Boards Association (CSBA) I had the pleasure of serving on numerous committees with Dr. Alleyne. In every case it was clear to me that she was there to serve students and families, or she was intent on improving the system to better meet the needs of board members so they could in turn better serve their communities. You would be hard-pressed to find a more diligent and focused trustee determined to serve their community.
Petronila Fernandes, Parent, Community Leader and
WCC Parents Council Leader
“I am Petronila Fernades mother of two children in West Contra Costa schools. I have known Dr. Fatima Alleyne since 2014, she has been a strong mother, fighter, and advocate for all our children from Contra Costa schools. I firmly believe in her passion, love, dedication, advocacy, and leadership that she has shown throughout these years. Fatima is a great human being, who with her voice and leadership has always demonstrated in improving services for all our low-income children. Fatima believes in a level of education of equity for all our students without exception, where all are treated with the due right, duty, and respect that each one deserves. Her love and commitment to education and lack of educational transparency have led her to run to be re-elected on the Contra Costa County Board of Education.
I give my approval to Dr. Fatima Alleyne, she is a great woman, mother of a family that watches over and for the interests of each one of our students from all over Contra Costa. She is honest, noble, of good principles and human values.
This November Vote "Yes" for Dr. Fatima Alleyne."
Advocating for Public Education by Prioritizing Students & Teachers
Re-Elect Fatima Alleyne, PhD
Contra Costa County Board of Education 2020
President of the West Contra Costa County Board of Education
“I want all of us across West County to make history with Dr. Alleyne to re-elect her to be the first African American to serve this community and county for a second term on the Contra Costa County Board of Education.
I am absolutely confident that Dr. Fatima Alleyne is the best qualified candidate for this elected leadership role, and it is with my full support that I humbly endorse Dr. Alleyne for Board Trustee (Area 1) for the Contra Costa County Board of Education.”
Kathleen Sullivan, GRIP Director
"We need a hero right now. Education is the gateway to our future. I trust Fatima to listen and exercise wisdom for the future of education."
Yolanda Keaton, United Teachers of Richmond (UTR)
Bayview Elementary School Teacher
“I’ve known Mrs. Alleyne for several years. From day one of our meeting, her focus has been on making sure all students have access to a quality, equitable, and enriching education. This county needs more like her in leadership positions.”
Valerie Jameson, President, Ford Elementary
School Parent Teachers Association, WCCUSD Parent
“Fatima Alleyne is a fierce advocate for equity and justice in our schools. She is a strong champion for parent and youth leadership, and is unwavering in her commitment of ensure that all students, especially those that have been systemically marginalized in the education system, reach their highest potential.”
Mitzi Perez-Caro, California Teacher Association (CTA) State Council Representative of United Teachers of Richmond (UTR), John F. Kennedy High School Teacher
“Fatima has served our community wholeheartedly. She supports our youth and is constantly there for their development. For her work and presence at Kennedy High she has my support and endorsement for County Board.”
Shakira W. Reynolds
WCCUSD parent leader, educational advocate, former teacher
“Dr. Fatima Alleyne has consistently made it her mission to listen to the stories of her constituents. She is a fierce advocate for the most vulnerable students and families: Black and Brown children, special education students and justice impacted youth. She is always willing to share her knowledge with others who are seeking the best educational outcomes for their children, advice on how to navigate the system if they feel they are being underserved, and even those who wish to follow in her footsteps by pursuing a career in public service.”
Mike Walsh, Butte County Office of Education Trustee,
Past President CSBA
“It is my honor to offer my endorsement for Dr. Fatima Alleyne. During my time as an officer for the California School Boards Association (CSBA) I had the pleasure of serving on numerous committees with Dr. Alleyne. In every case it was clear to me that she was there to serve students and families, or she was intent on improving the system to better meet the needs of board members so they could in turn better serve their communities. You would be hard-pressed to find a more diligent and focused trustee determined to serve their community.”