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Linda Canlas, Board Member

Linda Canlas is a lifelong Educator who has devoted her professional life to quality public education. 

She served for over 35 years in California public schools as teacher, assistant principal, and principal, and holds a California State K-12 Teaching Credential, Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, and California State Professional School Administration Credential 

Linda was elected as New Haven Unified School District Board Trustee in 2010, where she currently serves. She has served as Board Clerk and Board President, and also holds a Master’s in Governance certificate from the California School Boards Association. 

As Board Trustee, she effectively promoted a grass-roots community effort to rename one of the District’s middle schools in honor of Filipino-American farm labor leaders Larry Itliong and Phillip Vera Cruz, co-founders of the United Farm Workers. 

Linda also serves as President of the Alameda County School Boards Association (ACSBA) and also as a member of the Alameda County Coalition for Public Education leadership team, working on achieving full and fair funding for California public schools. 

Linda also serves as a community volunteer in many capacities, including Board Member of the New Haven Unified Schools Foundation and Chairperson of the St. Anne Catholic Church (Union City) Pastoral Council.