Otheree Christian

I am running for the West Contra Costa Unified School District Governing Board because I care about our children and want them to succeed. I graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. I earned my BA degree in Administration of Justice from Howard University and a BS degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Christian College. For the past 15 years, I have served as the lead school safety officer at El Cerrito High School. Prior to that, I was a case manager for disadvantaged youth. Prior to that, I was an intake officer at juvenile hall. I am the past president of the Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council and the Richmond NAACP.


I have spent my career protecting children. Safe schools allow children to look forward to learning. When children do not feel safe at school, they do not learn. Sometimes, they stop attending school. Not only must we protect students from physical and emotional harm. We must protect them from biological threats like COVID-19. As adults, our job is to create safe spaces for children to explore, learn, and grow. As your school board member, I will promote policies that keep our children safe while removing barriers to learning. I will work in partnership with our entire school community to give our children the tools they need to reach their full potential. We will do this by centering our work and budget on learning, including entrepreneurship and Career and Technical Education, because every child deserves an opportunity to succeed. I respectfully ask for your vote.