Andrea Yamasaki was elected in 2016 and is the first Asian American elected to the Orange Unified School District School Board. She served as President of the OUSD Board in 2022 and Vice President in 2021. OUSD serves over 27,000 students in more than 7 municipalities in Orange County including Orange, Anaheim Hills and Villa Park. Her commitment to students and schools started over 18 years ago as a highly-involved parent of 3 children. She is a former PTA President at both El Rancho Charter School and Canyon High School and served in numerous PTA board positions. She currently serves on the board of the Orange Unified Council of PTA, Canyon High School Foundation and the Education Foundation of Anaheim Hills. She is involved with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of the Canyons for over 10 years. She was the co-founder of Community Advancement through Renovation for Education, the committee that supported the school bond measures for OUSD. In 2016, the $288M Measure S facilities bond passed – a first for her district. As a School Board Trustee in a diverse school district, her priority is to ensure all students have access to a well-rounded education that is student centered. She completed the CA School Board Association Masters In Governance Series in 2022. Andrea grew up in Los Angeles Chinatown and worked in the non-profit and business sectors. She feels that understanding and embracing the diverse background of API students is integral to increasing representation and opportunities for those populations.
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