José Magaña

Founding Executive Director

Latinos for Education

José Magaña is Executive Director - Bay Area for Latinos for Education. In this role, he is overseeing the expansion of programs into the Bay Area. José has championed several equity-focused policies in the Bay Area through his role as Board President on the San José Unified Board of Education. His career began as a kindergarten teacher through Teach for America, and he has served in various roles for City Year San José/Silicon Valley, BookNook, and the Library and Education Commission for the City of San José. He has an undergraduate degree from University of California – Santa Barbara, a master’s in governance from the California School Boards Association, and a certificate of education finance from Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.