GO Public Schools Fresno is excited to welcome Michael “Mike” Espinoza to our team as our new Executive Director. Mike is a parent, an educator, an experienced community organizer, and a committed leader. He got his start teaching high school in Houston, Texas. His passion for education and drive towards social justice and equity eventually drew him out of teaching and into full time advocacy and community organizing. He has worked with organizations and movements like SEIU’s Justice for Janitors Campaign, Fight for $15, and Stand for Children. In his 17 years of experience as an organizer, he has advocated alongside classroom teachers, school leaders, parents, immigrant students, faith community leaders, commercial office building janitors, and Latino voters. His career reflects a lifelong commitment to improving the quality of life of low-wage workers and working families. We sat down with Mike in his first week and are excited to share more of what we learned:
GO Family Leaders drive GO Fresno’s work. We are honored to be working with an especially dedicated and hard-working group of families who are deeply committed to the success of ALL of Fresno’s children and are leading the charge of educational transformation in Fresno. Here is what GO Family Leaders have been up to:
Hoy escribo para compartir que voy hacer la transición de mi función como Director Ejecutivo el 1 de septiembre de 2018. Pero esto no es un adiós, me convertiré en miembro del Consejo de Liderazgo de GO Fresno junto a padres, educadores y aliados de la comunidad increíbles para apoyar el trabajo del equipo increíble de GO Fresno en el futuro.
I’m writing today to share that I will be transitioning from my role as Executive Director on September 1, 2018. But this is not goodbye — I will become a member of the GO Fresno Leadership Council alongside amazing parents, educators, and community allies to support the work of GO Fresno’s amazing team into the future.