Angela will continue to be an important voice for equality on the Alameda County Board of Education!
Angela Normand’s career in public education was preceded by ten years of service to our nation in the United States Marine Corps. Her experiences in the field, the classroom, and leadership have well-prepared her for her role as Trustee, Area 2, Alameda County Board of Education, and California Teachers Association Governing Board Member for District C, serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. After a decade in the Marine Corps, Normand was determined to pursue a career as an educator. Initially, she had signed up for the Department of Defense and Education’s Troops to Teachers; however, due to changes post-9/11, she was encouraged to obtain a traditional teaching credential. She graduated from California State University, Hayward, in 2005, with a degree in Liberal Studies and Ethnic Studies, and Brandman University in 2012, with a Clear Moderate/Severe Credential. Since becoming a full-time Special Education educator, Normand has served and been honored in local and statewide leadership roles. In 2010, she received recognition as Teacher of the Year at Adams Middle School. These experiences help Normand make decisions that better the conditions of the most needy students. Her experience as an inner-city socio-economically disadvantaged student molded her into an unrelenting advocate for educational equity and empowerment. Normand believes that knowledge is not only power, but it is the right of all community members. Normand is a dedicated statewide leader and innovator whose attention to detail has been an asset while serving on these two boards for students and educators.