DtD's power comes from parents volunteering their time, skills, and resources to lift up ALL parent voices across the district. We are currently led by a executive team of five SFUSD parents, who support our larger parent collective consisting of over 700 public school parent volunteers and advocates.
Meredith Willa Dodson is a trained social worker with a background in coalition-building and education policy. She is a parent of two preschoolers, one at Rooftop, and plans to see them go through SFUSD start-to-finish following in the footsteps of their dad. Her commitment to this work is grounded in listening, lifting up, and advocating for families. She believes in listening first, developing community-driven solutions second.
Yvette Byes Edwards brings a passion for learning and advocating, and strong research skills gained through her experience as a legal educator for California bar examinees and an Adjunct Professor of Law. Yvette has been working in the post-legal education field and with academic support programs at Bay Area law schools for 20 years. She believes access to information is a critical driver for every person being able to make informed decisions. She is a parent of a 2nd Grader and 4th Grader within SFUSD.
Cliff Yee is born and raised in San Francisco and a proud SFUSD graduate (Argonne, Roosevelt, and Washington). He has a background in youth development, community organizing, and leadership. Cliff works for a nonprofit as a trained facilitator and brings a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the team. Cliff has two kids (1st grader at McCoppin and a preschooler) and holds a Masters in Social Work.