District 5
Noel Gallo


Noel Gallo has been on the Oakland Board of Education since 1992 representing District 5.

A graduate of University of California at Berkeley and a long-time resident of the Fruitvale area in east Oakland, Gallo has held Bay Area jobs that highlight his philosophy of civic and community involvement. He has been active with Parks and Recreation, Oakland Arts Council, La Clinica de la Raza, Peralta Community Colleges, and the Spanish Speaking Unity Council, the latter of which he served as executive director for several years. Gallo is vocal and passionate about issues relating to bilingual education as many of his constituents are newcomers to this country. Gallo, a public school employee in a neighboring district, is married and has four children.

Gallo was President of the Board of Education from January 4, 1999 through January 11, 2000. He is currently a member of the Facilities Committee, the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Rules and Ethics Committee, respectively.

Term Ends: January 2005

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District 5 Schools
Elementary:
Garfield
Hawthorne
Jefferson
Chavez
Lazear
Manzanita
Melrose
Middle:
Calvin Simmons
Roosevelt
High/Alternative High:
none

High Schools

Fremont

Middle Schools

Calvin Simmons
Roosevelt
Melrose
Urban Promise

Elementary

Garfield
Hawthorne
Jefferson
Chavez
Lazear
Manzanita
Melrose
Ascend

 

News + Highlights
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SB39 - District's  $100 Million Loan Bill Status Is Law

Governor Gray Davis has signed into law SB 39.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell has appointed Randolph Ward, Ed.D., as State Administrator of the District.  Dr. Ward formerly served in the same capacity in the Compton Unified School District.
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