Melissa Rodriguez is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelors in Sociology. Melissa’s areas of interest include: behavioral sociology, education, and racial and ethnic relations. During her time at SF State, Melissa served as Vice President of Sigma Pi Alpha, an organization which represents and supports minority groups in academia. Melissa is fluent in Spanish and conversational French. After SF State, Melissa tutored private school students in Spanish, and hopes to further develop her skills for a career in education.
Thomas Aurelio Davis has over thirty years of experience in education. After receiving his B.S. degree in Biology at the University of San Diego in 1974, he taught secondary school Biology, Bilingual Science and Spanish courses in both private and public school systems in the San Diego area for fifteen years. In 1988, Tom co-wrote and managed an Eisenhower Grant from the Department of Education to help restructure the science curriculum in the Sweetwater Union High School district’s ten middle schools. That experience led to his moving into the K-12 instructional software and service business.
As a superintendent with over 30 years of experience in education, Roberto Salinas has seen the transformative effects of technology in both the classroom and at the district level. He as been a part of CALSA for over 20 years.