San Leandro USD

Tradition and Innovation

Area 6 – James Aguilar

James Aguilar, President

Trustee Area 6
Term Dates: 2018-2022

James is a current student of San Francisco State University, on track to obtain a Bachelor’s in Political Science with a Minor in Humanities. A Gator of over three years, he is also an instructor at the University’s Experimental College with the goal of some day becoming a lecturer in the School of Humanities & Liberal Studies. He will soon be working toward an MA in Humanities.

As a current student and vocal advocate, he understands that our public education system is the foundation of our community, our society. James also believes that our schools can and will be the driving force for cultivating the next generation of local, state, national, and world leaders. As a nonprofit executive in a variety of government & community relations and marketing roles, James represents his fellow student body as well as the students and community of San Leandro. His passion for education and for student engagement is what has driven his career. James has worked with/for the SF State Foundation, Associated Students at SF State, San Leandro 2050, the Office of Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and the Office of Senator Nancy Skinner.

Engaged with a number of community partners, James seeks to better connect the San Leandro community with the school district and integrate major issues such as addressing the Climate Crisis and student voice into everyday conversations. It is work that has to be done, as a team.

Alongside his email, you can communicate with James directly and get updates on his work and district events at, and on all socials: @iamjamesaguila