About Our Candidate


Desrie in the Fremont Community

Desrie has lived in Fremont since 1996. She and her husband, Willie, have 4 young men, all of whom attended and graduated from schools in the Fremont Unified School District.

She is a transplant from Washington, DC who moved to the Bay Area in 1993. She is a qualified and effective leader and public servant. Desrie maintains a passion for students and for learning which she is eager to put to use on behalf of the Fremont Unified School District.

As an active member of the community, Desrie serves as:

  • Fremont Unified School Board of Trustees,Elected in 2012 to serve all the students in Fremont’s 42 schools.
  • Delegate, California School Boards Association, Elected in 2016 to represent Fremont Unified School District in the State of California.
  • Board Member Fremont Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide educational enrichment for Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) students and teachers.
  • Servant Leader, Educators on Mission, a parent and student engagement group of educators and leaders, helping to ensure that children become all that they are meant to become.

Desrie has also served as:

  • Member of the FUSD Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) formed to monitor the 2002 Health and Safety Bond funds.
  • Human Relations Commissioner for the City of Fremont. The Human Relations Commission (HRC) promotes and helps create a community environment in which all men, women and children, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, disability or sexual orientation, may live, learn, work and play in harmony.
  • Chair of the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women, a commission that provides advocacy, outreach and education for women and girls in the county.
  • Former member of the Fremont Family Resource’s Community Advisory and Engagement Board, a City Department that provides many services, such as workshops, support groups and career and job search resources for individuals and families.

Desrie holds a BS in Business Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (2017). She also received a Master’s in Governance, from the California School Boards Association.  She is a 2009 program member of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Fremont and a 2007 graduate of Emerge California Leadership Program.

If re-elected, Desrie will continue to devote her energy and passion to ensure equal educational opportunities for Fremont’s diverse community.

If you would like to talk with Desrie about the campaign, please feel to contact her at (510) 456-8783 or desrie@desrie4schools.com. She would be honored to earn your vote on November 8, 2016!