District 7
Jason Hodge


Jason Hodge was elected to the Board of Education in November 1996 and re-elected in November 2000 collecting 68% of the vote. His district includes the neighborhoods encompassing Durant Manor, Colombian Gardens, Sobrante Park, Brookfield, Elmhurst, Toler Heights, Broadmoor Village, the East Oakland hills, and the Oakland Airport. Jason grew up in the east Oakland community of Sobrante Park and is a product of the Oakland Public Schools. He attended Sobrante Park Elementary, King Estates Jr. High, and Skyline High School where he graduated in 1992. He then completed coursework at Merritt College and transferred to the University of California Berkeley where he earned a Bachelors Degree in English Literature in 1998. Hodge went on to earn a Masters Degree in Public Administration at Cal State Hayward.

Among Hodge's notable achievements as a board member are the re-opening of the main buildings of Castlemont High after years of construction delays, building the Castlemont pool, leading the districtís successful effort to renew Measure B, a multimillion dollar revenue generator for the school district, re-opening Woodland Elementary, reducing class size across the district, and recruiting the new Superintendent of Schools. In the November 1998 issue of Ebony Magazine, Hodge was featured as one of the nationís 30 most promising African American leaders under 30.

Aside from his work with the Oakland Schools, Hodge is Director of External Affairs for AC Transit, the largest public bus-only system in California. He is also a mentor for local youth through the Alameda County CASA program, and a Sunday School Teacher.

Hodge is the son of Harold and Yvonne Hodge and he has one brother, the late Ronald Hodge and two sisters, Marcie and Nicole Hodge.

Term Ends: January 2005



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District 7 Schools

High Schools

Castlemont

Middle Schools

Elmhurst
King Estates
Madison

Elementary Schools

Brookfield
Cox
Grass Valley
Highland
Howard
Marshall
Sobrante Park
Stonehurst
Toler Heights
Woodland

Elementary:
Brookfield
Cox
Grass Valley
Highland
Howard
Marshall
Sobrante Park
Stonehurst
Toler Heights
Middle:
Elmhurst
King Estates
Madison
High/Alternative High:
Castlemont

 

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