Melissa Serrano is currently a faculty member of Child Development Family Studies at City College of San Francisco & Administrative Support/Recruiter Felton Institute Child Youth and Families Division. She is a homegrown product of San Francisco’s public school district, where she educated her own children in this same school district with much better results. The difference was due to parent participation. Her own parents did not know how to be an active part of her education and believed it was disrespectful to question the teacher. As an educator, Melissa is on a mission to educate parents and motivate them to be active participants in their children’s education.
Melissa is an educator and long term child care provider, who is passionate about student and family advocacy and believes that in collaboration with our families and school communities positive outcomes can be achieved for our students/youth to help them reach their full potential. Melissa received an AA in Child Development Administration City College of San Francisco; BA in Child and Adolescent Development San Francisco State University and an MA in Organizational Leadership University of San Francisco.
She is a proud mother of three highly educated Latina daughters that chose careers as educators, giving back to communities of color.
“Once social change begins it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person that has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” – Cesar Chavez