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City of San FranciscoCandidate for Board of Education

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Darron Padilla

Organization Development Consultant
12,950 votes (1.58%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Build a plan of action to achieve SFUSD's Vision 2025 strategies - Let's get this done!
  • Better wages for Teachers and Educators
  • Ensure the highest graduation and college enrollment rates in the nation



Profession:Organizational Effectiveness Consultant
Principle Consultant, Founder, ODyssey Consulting (2018–current)


California State University East Bay Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, minor in Business Administration, Marketing (2008)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity (2004–current)
Volunteer, Junior Achievement of Northern California (2004–current)


Born and raised in California with six siblings, my parents and teachers instilled the values of dedication, hard work, and education in us. For this reason, I am passionate about the opportunity to serve SFUSD Board of Education and help SFUSD be known as a world-class educational ecosystem that develops the highest quality of students who are prepared to enter universities and colleges as well-rounded, diverse, global citizens.


My qualification to serve SFUSD is from my vast education and experience both in my volunteer work and professional career. In addition to being a volunteer building essential family homes with Habitat for Humanity, since 1999, I have been a volunteer educator/teacher for grade levels 2 – 12 in the Junior Achievement of Northern California 6-week curriculum, ranging from civics to mathematics. I’m a firm believer in education and family. I put myself through college at California State University, East Bay and earned my Masters in Organization Development at Pepperdine University. I’m the only college graduate in my family.


I'm an experienced and highly intuitive Organizational Effectiveness Consultant known for helping leaders and communities reach their strategic goals. As a Board of Education member, my mission is to support SFUSD’s Vision 2025 Roadmap.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe that education is the key to solving so many of our community issues: poverty, crime, jobs, housing, and family. I believe our political system has focused more on party affiliation than getting the job done. I believe that we need to work together as a community, regardless of political affiliation - knowing that we all want the same outcomes: jobs to take care of our families, access to world-class education, affordable housing, and the ability for each person to reach their dreams. What makes me unique is that I can take ideas and turn them into strategies with a plan to get it done. Ideas without a plan of action is just ideas. It's time for less talking and more doing. My goal is to help SF USD Vision 2025 get done!!

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