Sonjhia Lowery is a 25-year educator, kid champion, and agent of change, committed to providing all students with equitable access to high-quality education. Most recently, Sonjhia served as the Superintendent of the Old Adobe Union School District. She also has experience as an elementary, middle, and high school teacher; elementary school Vice Principal and Principal; and the Director of Learning Support Services for the Elk Grove Unified School District, where she led a continuous improvement system to improve student outcomes at 67 schools. While serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the Stockton Unified School District, she was responsible for curriculum adoption, creating conditions that supported equitable student outcomes, and developing systems to enhance professional learning and thus improve teaching and learning at 55 schools. She was named the 2018 Administrator of the Year – Central Office by the Association of California School Administrators Region 3, and, in 2019, she received the Outstanding Leadership in Education Award by the California Association of African American School Administrators.