Singh-Allen Fought for Students’ Rights, Motivated Action to Better Protect and Support Students Experiencing Bullying and Voiced the Importance Multiculturalism and Early Literacy
ELK GROVE, Calif. – December 11, 2020 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) announces the resignation of its Board of Trustee, Bobbie Singh-Allen, after eight years of service representing the Laguna Creek region of schools. Her departure from the Board allows Singh-Allen to take the oath of office as the Mayor of the City of Elk Grove.
Superintendent Christopher R. Hoffman praised Ms. Singh-Allen’s time on the Board and said, “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Bobbie for the past six years. She served on the Board here for more than eight years. She is a champion for the school district as a whole. I couldn’t be more proud to have worked with a smart, intelligent and dedicated leader who holds everyone accountable. From the 63,000 students and their families and 7,000 employees, I am grateful and thankful for the amazing contributions you made to Elk Grove Unified. The City is lucky to have Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen join the council.”
During her last EGUSD Board of Education Meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Ms. Singh-Allen said, “Outside the birth of my children, the greatest work that I’ve had in my life has been my service to the school board. The work is hard and is not easy. The work is challenging. But, the best we could do is be there for each other, to listen with empathy. I truly love and respect all of my colleagues at Elk Grove Unified. I will take my equity lens that I’ve learned from the great work done here at the school district into my new role because that lens is crucial in the decision-making process. I vow to have increased collaboration between the City of Elk Grove and Elk Grove Unified.”
About Bobbie Singh-Allen:
Having immigrated to the United States from India at the age of four, Ms. Singh-Allen embraced her new country by becoming an active member of the community and a leader in education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the California State University, Sacramento and a Juris Doctor from Lincoln Law School.
Singh-Allen is an elected State Commissioner for Visit California and serves as a member of the Sacramento Regional Coalition for Tolerance, California Chamber of Commerce, and Cal-Travel. Her career has included leadership roles representing statewide hotel and lodging associations, special education service providers and schools, housing and community development companies, and consulting for various clients on issues including land use development, affordable housing, and real estate. Her civic and community engagement has earned several awards and recognitions. In 2015, Mayor Singh-Allen was recognized as “Woman of the Year” for California Assembly District 9 and recognized for her many achievements in front of the California Legislature.
In November 2014, Bobbie Singh-Allen was elected to serve as a board member for the Elk Grove Unified School District representing Trustee Area 4 for a four year term. After having been appointed to fill a vacancy in August 2012, she ran unopposed during her election. Ms. Singh-Allen served as Board President from December 2014 through December 2016.
Ms. Singh-Allen had a vested interest in the success of the District as a parent, active school volunteer and community partner. Within the Elk Grove Unified School District community, she dedicated much of her time to improving the lives of students and families by leading anti-bullying initiatives and showing appreciation of multicultural awareness and diversity. Her role as a member of the Elk Grove Teen Center’s Board of Directors and member of the Elk Grove First’s Board of Directors showed her support for young people. Her work in the community also included her position as a Board of Director for the Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce and member of the Sacramento Regional Coalition for Tolerance.
In addition to being on the Board of Education, she served as the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for The California Lodging Industry Association and as the Board of Education President. Her prior work includes serving as the Vice President of Governmental Relations for the California Hotel & Lodging Association, as a Public Affairs Consultant for L&B Associates, as the Director of Governmental Relations for the Nehemiah Corporation of America and as a California Legislative Advocate for Population Connection, Inc.
As a former member of the Elk Grove Food Bank’s Board of Directors where she helped provide emergency food and services to the community she also ensured that children in the EGUSD also received clothing and uniforms through the Clothes Closet. Having been a member of the Laguna Sunrise Rotary, in 2011, following the tragic shootings of two elderly Sikh gentlemen in Elk Grove, she helped organize the first ever American Sikh Day at the State Capitol.
In 1993, she helped to create and launch “The Mayor’s Summer Reading Camp” in Sacramento under the direction of the Late Mayor Joe Serna, Jr. The program helped “at risk” students in the first and second grade in some of Sacramento’s most challenging neighborhoods.
Ms. Singh-Allen represented EGUSD through numerous committees and appointments including: Delegate Assembly for California School Boards Association, Representative to County Office of Education, Florin High School Business & Technology Advisory Committee, Linked Learning Leadership Team, the EGUSD/Cosumnes Community Services District Joint Meetings and more.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.
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