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Sonya Mehta lives, works, and engages in the educational justice movement in Oakland, CA. She is working to grow and scale The Teaching Well’s powerful work to enable schools and networks to more effectively support, retain, and leverage the brilliance of their educators. 

Prior to joining The Teaching Well, Sonya worked on education policy and taught at a Title I school in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland for 5 years, where she worked to launch a variety of programs including the school’s first-ever educational garden and a leadership pathway program for parent leaders. She holds a BA from UCLA and a Masters in Education from UC Berkeley, and has completed fellowship programs with Surge Institute, GO Public Schools, and New Leaders Council. The daughter of immigrants from South Asia, she believes deeply in the power of education to empower communities and change lives.


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