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Tamara Otero Joins CSBA’s Executive Committee as New Vice President

Former School Board Member of the Year for San Diego and Imperial Counties joins the executive committee of the statewide education association


SACRAMENTO, Calif., (January 9, 2019) -- Cajon Valley Union School District Board of Education Member Tamara Otero has begun her term as Vice President of the California School Boards Association (CSBA). Chosen by a group of CSBA delegates from throughout the state, Otero joins the executive committee of the association representing more than 1,000 California school districts and county offices of education.

Now in her ninth year as a school board member, Otero has been an active member of CSBA. She completed the Masters in Governance program in 2011, has served as a delegate since 2015 and worked on the Annual Education Conference & Trade Show planning committee for the past two years. Otero, who is a mother of four and an entrepreneur, was also named School Board Member of the Year for San Diego and Imperial Counties in 2017.

"I believe that the School Board is the catalyst for the advancement and transformation of a District.  Our children deserve more than status quo and together as united members of CSBA we can change the landscape and the trajectory for all students,” Otero said. “I am a determined learner and a dedicated listener; and I look forward to working collectively as we advance California to the top of education in student outcomes and fair funding.”

Joining Otero on the 2019 Executive Committee are CSBA President Emma Turner of La Mesa-Spring Valley School District and President-elect Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez of the Azusa Unified School District. Mike Walsh of the Butte County Office of Education will serve as Immediate Past President.


CSBA is a nonprofit association representing nearly 1,000 PreK-12 school districts
and county offices of education throughout California.