Rebecca Barrett grew up in Concord and is the proud product of local public schools and the District. She attended Diablo Valley College (DVC) and transferred to UCLA, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
After graduation, Rebecca worked in the California Department of Education as the Special Assistant to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. She soon rose to be Principal Advisor to the State Superintendent, serving on the Department of Education’s Senior Leadership team. Rebecca was involved in some of the largest education policy changes in California’s history. She also led the team that implemented the “Gold Ribbon Schools” awards system that rewards schools for high test scores, and more importantly serves at-risk students, by engaging the community, and implementing quality art and civics programs.
Rebecca now mentors DVC students and she cultivates leadership among various youth groups.