Tucker leaves County Board of Ed
Word has it that our local representative on the Alameda County Board of Education, Conchita Tucker, has tendered her resignation in order to continue pursuing her own educational goals: She’s heading off to business school at a little place on the East Coast called Harvard.
Tucker’s term was set to expire in June of 2012.
County school officials are working out a timeline and process for replacing Tucker, who represented Alameda and parts of Oakland on the seven-member board. If you’re interested in the job, check back on this post for an update on how and when to apply.
The board is responsible for overseeing county education programs, school district budgets and more, and is also the body that hears appeals on things like charter school applications and expulsions.
Tucker is the vice president and chief operating officer of Tucker Technologies, Inc., an Oakland-based telecommunications firm started by her father. A graduate of St. John’s University in New York, she is also a mentor with Wall Street Wizards, a financial literacy program for high school students, and Build, a entrepreneurship program that teaches high school students how to start and run their own businesses her board bio says.