• District 3OUSD
    Director Jumoke Hinton Hodge
    510/879-8199 x33
    Third Term Ends: January 4, 2021

    Jumoke Hinton Hodge
    Director Jumoke Hinton Hodge is a community and youth development consultant who has worked in the Bay Area for the last two decades. For the past seven years she has devoted her efforts to strengthening her West Oakland neighborhood.

    Director Hinton Hodge is the co-founder of the Parent Leadership and Engagement Academy Initiative (PLEA), a community-building project dedicated to the education and support of West Oakland parents and families.


    PLEA is dedicated to creating meaningful and powerful collaboration among parents of all West Oakland schools, a goal that is also served by the West Oakland Education Task Force (WOTEF). As a WOTEF leader, Director Hinton Hodge has partnered with the school district, individual school sites, community based organizations and small businesses to improve West Oakland schools and support parent leaders in the development of school-specific student advocacy organizations.


    Director Hinton Hodge collaborated with California Tomorrow in the development of programs aimed at increasing parental competencies and ability to navigate the public school system. Her work is grounded in community building and popular education principles. She has also co-facilitated diversity and youth development workshops in conjunction with the Community Network of Youth Development, California Tomorrow and other statewide initiatives.

    Director Hinton Hodge has worked extensively with low-income youth and students identified as severely emotionally disturbed, and she has also provided gender specific services to urban girls. She has supported the development of arts based programming, facilitated parent and family community organizing trainings and participated on design teams developing small schools within the Oakland Unified School District.

    Director Hinton Hodge served as the President of the Board for the 7th Street McClymonds Neighborhood Improvement Initiative from 2001 to 2003. She also served on the West Oakland Project Area Committee and co-chaired the Equitable Development Sub-committee from 2002 to 2004. Director Hinton Hodge represented District Three on the Oakland Children and Youth Planning and Oversight Committee, providing policy and grant allocation for youth services throughout the city of Oakland from 2003 to 2005. Jumoke also heads a community and capacity building effort called Khepera, Inc.

    Director Hinton Hodge holds a Bachelor degree in Black Studies and English from Oberlin College. She is a wife and mother to four children, ranging in ages from 15 to 23 years old.

    Director Hinton Hodge was elected Vice President of the Board by her colleagues, September 27, 2011, filling the unexpired term of Jody London through January 2, 2011; reelected January 4, 2012; January 7, 2013. She is the 2014-15 Chair, Executive Committee, Council of the Great City Schools, the Nation's Voice for Urban Education.
    Director Hinton Hodge was elected, by her colleagues, Vice President of the Board on January 8, 2018 for a one year term.


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District 3 Public Schools

  • District Schools

    • Hoover (TK-5)
    • Lafayette (K-5)
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. (K-5)
    • Place @Prescott (TK-5)
    • Westlake (6-8)
    • West Oakland Middle (6-8)
    • McClymonds (9-12)
    • Ralph J. Bunche (11-12)
    • Emiliano Zapata Street Academy (9-12)

    Charter Schools

    • KIPP Bridge Charter Academy (5-8)
    • Oakland School for the Arts (6-12)
    • Civicorps Academy (12-Adults)
    • Vincent Academy (K-5)
    • Envision Academy of Arts and Technology (9-12)
    • American Indian Public High School - American Indian Model S
      • *Charter approved by the Alameda County Board of Education