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SENIOR FELLOW PROFILE
AMERICAN LEADERSHIP FORUM

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Placer County Office of Education
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For 25 years , the Mountain Valley chapter of the American Leadership Forum has followed its mission to “ unite boundarycrossing leaders from a diversity of sectors throughout the Greater Sacramento region ; strengthen their leadership capacity through deepening relationships and transformative experiences ; and serve the community by working collaboratively to make significant positive contributions .”
The national ALF organization was founded in 1980 by Houston lawyer
Joseph Jaworski as a way to address the “ crisis of leadership ” he saw across the country by bringing a diverse group of leaders from multiple sectors together to build relationships that would benefit their communities . ALF chapters have now proliferated nationwide , including the Mountain Valley chapter founded in 1997 that serves Placer , El Dorado , Sacramento , Northern Solano and Yolo counties .
“ ALF is about building that web of trust and shared experience ,” says Doni

Currently serving her fourth term as the Placer County Superintendent of Schools , Gayle Garbolino-Mojica monitors school districts ’ academic programs and budgets as well as provides services to districts and educators such as workshops for teachers and supports for at-risk youth , among many other duties .

Upon joining the American Leadership Forum ’ s Class XIV in 2010 , Garbolino-Mojica quickly learned the value of camaraderie and support . “ I began to prioritize time with ALF and my classmates and for years after , I coordinated monthly check-ins with classmates ,” she says . “ They are there for me professionally and personally and I relish the lifelong friendships .”
ALF set Garbolino-Mojica on a journey of self-discovery that enabled her to better connect with her employees at the Placer County Office of Education . “ Without ALF , I wouldn ’ t have had the opportunity to discover the leader I wanted to be ,” she says . “ ALF was lifechanging and I am grateful .”
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