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Ricardo Valencia

Board Member 2021

Term Expires 2024

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Ricardo Valencia is a high school educator who grew up in Guadalupe and Santa Maria. He knew he wanted to become a teacher since he was in 10th grade at Santa Maria High School (SMHS). His dream was to return to his community to ensure young people have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. He majored in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and received a full ride scholarship to Tufts University for his Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). He taught in diverse public schools in Boston prior to teaching at SMHS.

Mr. Valencia was elected to the SMBSD Board in November of 2020.