The Honorable Micah Ali serves as President of the Compton Unified School District and is President of the California Association of Black School Educators – a nonpartisan education interest group that bridges the gap between charter and public schools. He has demonstrated his leadership over a broad range of public policy issues and as a part of a variety of public and nonprofit institutions. Education, environmental protection, and public health and safety policies are among his array of engagements.
Mr. Ali is the Chairman of the National School Boards Association’s Council of Urban Boards of Education, leading the fight for equity and closing the achievement gap for children of color/children living in poverty, and serves on the California School Boards Association’s Board of Directors. He is also President Emeritus of the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association.
Mr. Ali also serves on the state Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Commission as an appointee of the California State Senate.
He has been a leader in legislative efforts to broaden Early Care and Education opportunities for low-income children, establish school-based health centers to make health care more readily available to children in local communities, and expand opportunities for academic excellence in public schools.