Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Auntie, Friend, Education Advocate, Social Worker, Non-Profit Executive, Youth Advisor, Girl Scout Leader, Commissioner, Volunteer, Advocate, Activist, Mentor
Naomi currently serves as President of the Fremont High School District Board of Trustees. As a social worker, she has extensive experience in nonprofit executive management and direct services work in the areas of violence prevention, poverty prevention, mental health, and substance use. Her specializations have been in working with Asian and Pacific Islander American communities; children and youth; and girls, young women, and women, and her passion is in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work.
She has co-founded several organizations and has been an active volunteer and/or board member of numerous local and state-wide community organizations. She was appointed to the Commission on the Status of Women for Santa Clara County, on the Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee of Santa Clara County and the City of Sunnyvale, Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee. Naomi was selected to participate in several highly coveted DEI programs.
She was a long-term, active volunteer at her children’s schools, serving on the School Site Councils and chairing PSTA committees. She has helped developed several youth organizations within her temple, was an Advisor to their high school youth group and a Girl Scout Leader. She is a Director with the Midori Kai, Inc. and volunteered as a lay jail chaplain providing Buddhist education to inmates.
She is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum (ALF – Class XXIV). She has been recognized as:
“Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition”, US Congressman Ro Khanna, 2019
“Very Special Person” Award, Homestead High School PTSA, 2018
“Legacy Award”, Sister to Sister-Asian American Recovery Services, 2015
“Community Impact Honoree”, Asian Law Alliance, 2013
“Woman of the Year”, State Senator Joe Simitian, District 11, 2009
As Trustee, she has kept her commitment to keep FUHSD a beacon of equity and excellence. As Board President, she led the new Superintendent Search; reviewed and assessed our contracting principals and policies; and developed enhanced partnerships with our feeder school districts, city governments and community organizations.
She brings years of nonprofit executive management experience; accomplishments in producing innovative programs with successful outcomes; values of servant leadership and expertise in nonprofit governance and ethics. She was appointed and served on Santa Clara County Commissions; nonprofit boards and co-founded nonprofit organizations.
She has championed equity and excellence in learning for all students through increased social-emotional learning services; professional development for teachers and staff; maintaining mission and values-based budgeting; and oversight of our community-supported bonds and parcel tax measures successfully through the pandemic, the closing of school campuses, and remote learning.
She is committed to quality education for all students through comprehensive high schools, educational options, health and well-being services, and safe campuses all through an equity and excellence focus.
"For my friends who live in the Fremont Union District: If you’re lucky enough to have this woman knock on your door, don’t close it on her. She is beyond amazing. I worked several years with her and got to know her heart. She fights for what she is passionate for, she listens to your concerns and gets things done, and has an incredible work ethic. I can’t imagine anyone better for this position. She will get stuff done. So please vote for her. You’ll be glad you did!"
Debbie Wright Zimmerman
Cupertino HS graduate & mother of 2 Cupertino HS graduates