As a member of the California State Assembly for over a decade, Tony worked to pass legislation supporting public education, foster youth, and improvements in health and mental health programs for students. He has a wealth of experience at the intersection of policy and actualization and a background as an executive leader for nonprofits that serve youth. A former member of the Richmond City Council and the West Contra Costa School Board, Tony is a tireless advocate for improving the ability of students to learn by removing barriers that impede their efforts. He became the 28th State of California Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2019, after being endorsed by all five 2018 California Teachers of the Year.
State of California Superintendent of Public Instruction