Trustees of the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education have appointed former district teacher Kyra Mungia to fill the board’s District 6 vacancy.
Mungia, who takes office immediately, will serve for the remainder of the term, through Jan. 2, 2023.
Mungia taught kindergarten and first grade at Horace Mann Elementary from 2013 to 2016 and has worked in Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s office in various roles since 2017. She has been Schaaf’s deputy director of education since 2020.
“Ms. Mungia has shown for years her dedication to the young people of Oakland, both in the classroom as a teacher, and in the mayor’s office as a fierce advocate for equitable opportunities and support for every Oakland family,” board president Gary Yee said in a statement. “I have no doubt she will serve the constituents of District 6 well over the next six months.”
Mungia graduated from Brown University and holds a master’s degree in education from Loyola Marymount and a certificate in education finance from Georgetown.
Mungia replaces Shanthi Gonzales, who resigned May 2, prompting the board to temporarily fill the post. She got the job over eight other applicants.
The four-year terms for three trustees — in districts 2, 4, and 6 — end Jan. 2. All three spots will be on the ballot in the Nov. 8 election.