July 1, 2023

“Leading with our He♥rts”

Dear Colleagues,

First and foremost, thank you for supporting our students and staff daily throughout many challenges and celebrations. As we set aside the past’s residual impact and prepare for the 2023 – 2024 school year, we find ourselves with much more work ahead. When we thought the political contention from across the country could not reach California, specific educational leaders were slammed for their belief in providing a genuinely open public education. Fortunately, we have options to take action in our daily work or be silent observers. This action will not be accomplished alone as we are reminded of them daily by our students and the responsibilities in our leadership roles. Every day we should be reminded of the following, “If not you, then who? If not now, then when?”

Our work will take some effort, and it will solve the most challenging issues. We must dive deeper into the culture and love our families instilled in us during our formative years.  As colleagues, local charters, and the ACSA Region 6, we will continue to build on the foundation of “Leading for Justice, a Work of Heart.” ~ Tracie Noriega, President Region 6, 2022 – 2023. Please reflect and plan “Leading with our He♥rts” for our students and staff during the 2023 – 2024 school year.

Raúl M. Zamora, Ed.D.
Region 6 President
Assistant Superintendent
Castro Valley Unified School District



Region 6 Past Presidents

2023-24 Raul Zamora
2022-23 Tracie Noriega
2021-22 Mark Neal
2020-21 Jacob Berg
2019-20 Pam VandeKamp
2018-19 Sonja Neely-Johnson
2017-18 Essence Phillips
2016-17 Steve Collins
2015-16 Janet Haun
2014-15 Rob Stockberger
2013-14 Linda Hutcherson
2012-13 Steven France
2011-12 Karen Sakata
2010-11 Teresa Kapellas
2009-10 Rose Lock
2008-09 Kale Alderson
2007-08 Marie McClaskey
2006-07 Belen Magers
2005-06 Jim Negri
2004-05 Evie Groch
2003-04 Joe Ovick
2002-03 Cyril Bonanno
2001-02 Peggy Green
2000-01 Cynthia Galbo