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President, Compton Unified Board of Trustees

President-Emeritus, California Association of Black School Educators

Born and raised in Compton, California, Micah Ali brings a keen grasp of the complex issues facing urban schools to help champion students, working families, and urban communities. His long record of public service and community engagement includes serving as the Chair of the Council of Urban Boards of Education, Founder and Inaugural President of the California Association of Black School Educators, and a member of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials. He also previously served as a Board Member for both the National School Boards Association and the California School Boards Association.

Throughout his years of advocacy, Ali has been at the forefront of legislative efforts to broaden access to Early Care and Education for low-income children, establish school-based health centers to make health care more readily available to children in local communities, and expanding opportunities for academic excellence in public schools.

Ali is currently finishing a 4-year term on the Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board and was recently selected as Chair-Elect of the National Black Council of School Board Members. Ali is the longest serving Board President in the history of the Compton Unified School District and a proud graduate of Loyola Marymount University.