Miriam Stephanie Sequeira is an active parent and community member with a history of involvement in the educational process geared toward enriching the learning experience for all West Contra Costa students.
As a first-generation resident of Richmond with family origins from Nicaragua, and as an English-learner herself, Stephanie has a clear understanding of the value a proper education provides students and communities by creating individual pathways to success.
A mother of four, with three school aged children attending West Contra Costa public schools, Stephanie has consistently volunteered her time in the classroom and has helped mentor other parents by encouraging them to be more involved in their child’s studies.
As an example, Stephanie’s involvement in local education issues through the Bay Area PLAN workshops, was focused on building parent engagement and advocacy skills.
Among the issues Stephanie tackled were the challenges facing English Language Learners in local communities. Stephanie soon joined the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Multilingual District Advisory Committee (WCCUSD-MDAC) advising the district’s governing board on issues related to English learners. Stephanie quickly rose to become the Committee Chair raising awareness and providing thoughtful solutions in dealing with matters of importance to the District’s English learning parents and students.
Stephanie’s work in education continued as a committee member working on the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (DLCAP), which saw her rise to become committee chair during WCCUSD’s 2013-2015 academic school years. As Chair, Stephanie worked diligently on matters related to the district’s budget process, programs, resources, and community engagement opportunities.