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Board Treasurer

David Stephens, Ed.D.

David Stephens serves as the Street Academy Board Treasurer, bringing a wealth of experience and dedication to the role. His journey in education and community involvement reflects his deep commitment to making a positive impact.

David's educational roots trace back to Segundo Barrio in El Paso, Texas, where he attended Bowie High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts in History from Stanford University, where he played a significant role in advocating for diversity and inclusion. As the lead MEChA negotiator, he contributed to the creation of Casa Zapata, a Chicano-themed dorm at Stanford. His dedication to workers' rights led him to serve as the SEIU union president at the university.

In 1989, David became a founding member of Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeño Band, a cultural and political dance band formed at Stanford and based in the Mission District. His involvement in the band highlighted his passion for culture and community.

David has devoted nearly 30 years to education, starting with his tenure at the Oakland/Emiliano Zapata Street Academy in Oakland. Currently, he works as a special education math teacher at Ida B. Wells Continuation High School in San Francisco. His commitment to higher education is further reflected in his role as an adjunct professor at several California universities. He earned a teaching credential, a Master of Arts degree, and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction (with a concentration in special education) at the University of San Francisco.

Outside of his professional pursuits, David finds solace in his Richmond, California home, where he resides with his wife, Teresa Walsh.

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