I will admit that I am sad this evening as I consider the outcome of the election for school board. I had hoped to put my experience and passion for education to work for the students of Oakland. The voters had other ideas. We don’t yet have a final result and we may not know for a few days who has won the seat, but I know it won’t be me. I will do what I can to support the eventual winner as she or he faces the challenges of shaping policies that lead to better outcomes for all the students of the city. I am grateful for the support you all showed me, and your belief that there is a better future for Oakland’s schools.