2 EDCAL February 15, 2016
New faces on ACSA staff reflect strategic plan goals
As ACSA continues to implement its
strategic plan and align resources and assets
to accomplish our mission and objectives,
there have been a number of staff changes.
Most recently, Martha Alvarez has come
on board as a legislative advocate in the
Governmental Relations Department.
Alvarez joins the ACSA team from her
position as director of governmental relations for San Diego Unified School District,
the state’s second largest school district. She
has considerable experience in education
policy and fiscal matters. Alvarez has served
in the California State Treasurer’s office,
and was named Employee of the Year in
2011. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Educational Administration
from Stanford University.
Previously EdCal reported that former Los Angeles Unified School District
chief of external affairs Edgar
Zazueta had been named one
of two directors in GR, along
with Adonai Mack, who was
promoted from within. In
addition, Sarah Monte has
been hired in GR as a policy
analyst for Policy Affairs and
Strategy. Monte served an internship with
ACSA a few years ago. Christy Sinclair is
the department’s new legislative assistant.
The ACSA Communications Depart
ment is proud to welcome Michael Kelly as
a communications specialist. He has hit the
ground running, reporting and producing
education feature stories for ACSA News.
Kelly comes to ACSA with eight years
of experience in TV news. He spent the last
three years as a sports anchor/reporter for
WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Fla., the No. 1
rated station in that market.
Kelly is a graduate of the prestigious
University of Missouri Journalism School.
He won an Emmy Award for outstanding
reporting in 2013. Check out his work in
the Newsroom section at www.acsa.org.
Another important personnel aquisition
has been Tony Baldwin, who had been
contracting with ACSA and is now the
fulltime director of ACSA In