|| Crespo, Patricia
Ms. Crespo was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved closer to the Bay Area when she was accepted to UC Santa Cruz, where she double majored in Psychology and Sociology. In her HS yearbook she wrote that she would one day become a teacher and in 1998, she embarked on the journey to accomplish her dream by attending Columbia University’s Teachers College in NYC.
After teaching English for 7 years at James Logan HS and starting a chapter of the Puente Project, she realized she could reach more students and impact positive change by becoming an administrator. She attended UC Berkeley’s Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) and landed her first administrative job as an assistant principal at El Cerrito HS.
After working at various schools as a VP, Ms. Crespo spent the past five year at Jesse Bethel HS, where she helped implement Wall-to-Wall Academies. While at JBHS, Ms. Crespo decided to fulfill her academic dream of acquiring her her doctorate degree. She is in her third year at UC Davis’ CANDEL program and hopes to finish her doctorate soon.
Ms. Crespo spends her much-valued free time with her beautiful daughter, July, who is now starting 2nd grade!