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Manteca Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 3

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Melanie Greene

Education Director / Parent
6,973 votes (78.29%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Rigorous instruction and supports that effectively build upon our students’ strengths and enhance their learning so that every student is successful at grade level standards.
  • Partner with our dedicated teachers and provide access to tools and resources that will help them create student centered classrooms.
  • Amplify the voices of students, parents, educators and school staff so that important decisions are made by those closest to kids and classrooms.



Profession:Education Director
Director of Continuous Improvement and Support, San Joaquin County Office of Education (2019–current)
Chair, California Practitioners Advisory Group — Appointed position (2019–current)
Director of Improvement and Accountability, California Department of Education (2016–2019)
Principal, Greenleaf TK-8 - Oakland Unified School District (2013–2016)


University of California, Berkeley Masters Degree, Public Policy (2013)
University of California, Berkeley Bachelors of Arts, Social Welfare (2007)


I grew up in Manteca and I believe that every student deserves an education that inspires them to realize their limitless potential and that is why I am running for school board. Growing up in Manteca I volunteered at the public library and Doctor's Hospital of Manteca.  Now as a parent and community member I want to use my experience in education to serve our students, families and schools.


Our teachers, students, and families deserve a representative that amplifies their voices and builds an environment where students thrive and become college, career, and life ready.  After graduating from Manteca Unified, I attended UC Berkeley, where I earned my Master’s degree in Public Policy and I have dedicated my career to public education.  Throughout my career I’ve taken on leadership roles within all aspects of education as a teacher, a principal, a director at the California Department of Education, and San Joaquin County Office of Education. 


Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

The role of an elected official is to make decisions based on the needs of their community. School board members must be engagd in the world of education, informed on the issues facing our schools, and dedicated to recieving feedback. They need to build relationships and work together with communities. It's important that school board members connect and communicate with the area they represent and not make decisions based on personal agendas.  We must keep our students and school communities' needs at the heart of all decisions. 

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