From the Desk of Maribel Lopez

Meet Our Director of Community Leadership

To Our West Contra Costa Community:

I am so excited to join GO Public Schools West Contra Costa’s team as Director of Community Leadership.

It is truly a privilege to work in the community where I grew up. I’ve had the unique opportunity to experience our classrooms as a student, teacher and now as a parent of two children in West Contra Costa schools. Through my various roles, I have seen the importance of strong partnerships between our schools and our community.

I’ve witnessed the power in raising parent voices and the beautiful outcomes that are achieved for our students as a result of authentic partnerships between schools and community members.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

I ground my work in the belief that we must work together in order to reach the outcomes our students deserve. In my role, I will work alongside our community to champion family leadership, empowering parents to pursue excellence and success for their children. I will focus on ensuring that a strong base of parent and community leaders informs our organization’s direction and decision-making, and provides leadership within the broader West Contra Costa education community.

I am emboldened by this important charge and am thrilled to continue to work alongside incredible families and community members who are already championing this work for our students.

In partnership,


Maribel Lopez
Director of Community Leadership

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