2024 Equity Conference

 Professional Development Guest Speaker

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Ernani Santos 

Ernani Santos, a resilient figure who rose from adversity, holds a bachelor's degree, two master's degrees, and serves as the Assistant CEO at ELITE Public Schools in Vallejo, California. With 22 years of experience, Ernani transformed John Finney High School, increasing its graduation rate from 33% to 60%. As the founding principal at ELITE, he achieved accreditation in its inaugural year, fostering positive change through PBIS and Restorative Justice. Ernani's proudest moments come from witnessing former students and staff flourishing in their careers, a testament to his impactful journey and commitment to community.