District 4
Gary Yee



 

 
Gary Yee, a lifelong Oakland resident, currently is the Chair of the Education Department at Holy Names College in Oakland.  Gary has worked as an educator for thirty years, beginning a career in public education in 1973 as a third grade teacher at Cleveland Elementary School, directing the Gifted and Talented Education Program (1983-85), serving as assistant principal at Franklin Year Round School and Principal at Hillcrest School (1985-90), and Assistant to the Superintendent (1992-1995). 
 
In addition, he has directed two community initiatives to improve systems that support children and youth:  the Oakland Child Health and Safety Initiative (Safe Passages) and the Oakland Education Cabinet (OEC).  Gary served as a captain in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War era.
 
Gary graduated from Castlemont High School, the University of California at Berkeley (B.A.), California State University at Hayward (Teaching Credential and Masters in Public Administration), and Stanford University (Ed.D.).
 
Gary has served on the boards of the East Bay Asian Youth Center, Youth Alive!, Oakland Ready to Learn, California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.  Gary is married to an Oakland Principal, and his daughter teaches math and science in the Oakland Public Schools.  His son is a computer graphics illustrator.  The entire family graduated from the Oakland Public Schools.

Term ends: January 2007

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District 4 Schools
Elementary:
Allendale
Fruitvale
Glenview
Laurel
Joaquin Miller
Montclair
Redwood Heights
Sequoia
Thornhill
Middle:
Bret Harte
Montera
High/Alternative High:
Fremont
Life Academy

High Schools

Fremont
Life Academy

Middle Schools

Bret Harte
Montera

Elementary Schools

Allendale
Fruitvale
Glenview
Laurel
Joaquin Miller
Montclair
Redwood Heights
Sequoia
Thornhill

 

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