About Anne


Community Engagement

  • Alameda Education Foundation Board Member 2003- present
  • Alameda Boys and Girls Club Board Member 2014-present
  • League of Women Voters of Alameda – Secretary

 

Student Support

  • Measure H Parcel Tax Volunteer – 2008
  • Measure A Parcel Tax Fundraising Chair 2011
  • Measure A Parcel Tax Oversight Committee 2011-2014, serving as chair in 2013/14
  • Measure I Bond Steering Committee 2015
  • AUSD Enrollment Committee member 2015/16

 

Business Experience and Acknowledgements

  • Graduated with Honors – San Jose State University, Accounting
  • Over 20 years experience in public and private accounting
  • Alameda Association of Realtors Board of Directors, 2011-15, serving as president in 2014
  • Alameda Association of Realtors 2015 Realtor of the Year
  • California Association of Realtors Board of Directors 2012-present, elected as 2016 Region 6 Regional Chair
  • 2011-14 Five Star Real Estate Professional
  • Featured in Northern California Top Agent Magazine January 2016

 

Personal Information

  • Moved to California in 1965 and attended public school along with her six siblings
  • Graduated with Honors – San Jose State University, Accounting
  • Mother of two adult children, both attended and graduated from public schools
  • Daughter attended Chipman Middle School and Encinal High, graduating in 2007

Anne moved to Alameda in 2001 with her daughter, Anna. Anna had struggled in her previous schools because of an undiagnosed learning disability. Not only was her education level far below her grade level, but she was accustomed to ongoing teasing from fellow students. Within 6 weeks of her enrollment to what was then called Chipman Middle School, her disability was diagnosed and a learning plan was set into motion. Equally important, Anna found herself surrounded by students who were accepting of her challenges and supportive of her struggles because of the Lifeskills programs taught at AUSD.

From that moment forward, Anne has dedicated herself to supporting Alameda schools. Soon after Anna was diagnosed, Judy Blank, then President of Alameda Education Foundation (AEF), mentioned at a local business gathering that the foundation needed a treasurer for AEF. Anne stepped forward. “The education philosophy and community of AUSD changed my daughter’s life,” Anne says. “With over 20 years experience in accounting, I felt this was something I could do to give back.”
Twelve years later, Anne is still an active board member for the Alameda Education Foundation, having served first as treasurer and then president from 2003-2008. During that time, she says, the “Education is Too Valuable to Throw Away” campaign – which featured giant stickers on garbage cans across the city – was the highlight. ”This was a thrilling campaign that AEF launched in the face of drastic cuts in state funding,” she says. “Using a highly visible strategy to illuminate the plight of our local schools made me realize the importance of community support and engagement in our local district.”

Her dedication to Alameda’s public schools did not end there. A regular attendee of school board meetings, Anne swung into action when the state cut $4,000,000 from AUSD in 2008. Anne volunteered for the Measure H Parcel Tax campaign, clocking hundreds of hours phone banking, door knocking, and helping to get out the vote. Three years later, when the state cut an additional $18,000,000 from the AUSD budget, Anne took on the role of Fundraising Chair for Measures E and A. During that time, she raised more than $200,000 and again worked hundreds of hours to ensure local schools remained open, class sizes remained low, crucial academic, arts, and athletic programs stayed strong, more than 150 teachers kept their jobs.

After the passage of Measure A in 2011, Anne continued to serve AUSD as a three-year representative of the Measure A Oversight Committee (she was chair of the committee in her final year.) She was on the Steering Committee of Measure I, the bond passed to help improve safety, expand overenrolled school sites, and renovate Historic Alameda High School.. More recently she served as the community member on the Enrollment Committee, which was convened to develop recommendations for streamlining and making more user-friendly the district’s enrollment policies.

She has also supported Alameda students as a board member of the Alameda Boys & Girls Club, where she worked as co-chair for the Annual Gala and Auction in 2013 and 2014. In addition, she currently serves as the Secretary for the League of Women Voters of Alameda and has enjoyed being a Special Visitor, the senior citizen visitation program overseen by Meals and Wheels.

In addition to her community support, Anne is actively engaged in her profession. She has served in a leadership role for the Alameda Association of Realtors for the past eight years, including as president in 2014. She also serves as a Director for the California Association of Realtors and was recently elected as Regional Chair for Region 6, serving the East Bay real estate community. She was recognized as Realtor of the Year in 2015, has been awarded the Five Star Professional in Real Estate for the past four years, and was featured in the January Northern California Edition Top Agent Magazine,

Anne McKereghan For Alameda School Board 2016

Alameda, CA 94501

510-629-0280

Anne@Anne4AlamedaSchools.com

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