The Honorable Keshia Thomas is the proud mother of two sons and a daughter as well as two grandsons. She was elected by the voters in 2018 in the Edison High Region 1, to serve as on the Fresno Unified School District Trustee Board. She is now seeking re-election November 2022.
Trustee Thomas’s resume includes two master’s degrees, BS in math and education, and a State License in Cosmetology. Her work history lists family construction business, cosmetologist, journeyman cashier, elementary, middle school and high school teacher and administrator, and businesswoman. She is currently the Executive Director at Fresno Career Development Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization.
Her work as Executive Director at Fresno Career Development Institute has truly been the center of the community. Bridging the gap and ensuring her community does not get left behind where clean mobility is concerned. Trustee Thomas along with a great team has created a community outreach and engagement process which has truly captured the attention of the community.
Trustee Thomas has dedicated her attention to be of service to her community with a focus on education. Her objective as a trustee on the school board is to do what she can to raise the Fresno Unified School District to become a premier school district on the national stage. Her emphasis is ensuring that children of color are lifted to equal standing with all students, and their parents are brought in to participate in their education, training, and employment opportunities.
Prior to her election to the Fresno Unified School District Trustee Board, Trustee Thomas found time to give back to her community through working in her church, Fellowship Baptist Church, as Assistant Director of the Homeless Ministry and Assistant Director of the Children’s Church.
Trustee Thomas also serves as a member in the following organizations: Executive Director of Fresno Career Development Institute, Golden Charter Academy Founder and Board Member, Delegate for Senator Jim Costa, The Links, Dailey Charter School Board Member, Center for Advanced Research and Technology(CART) Board Member, Central Valley New Market Tax Credit Board Member, Women’s Democratic Club Vice President, National Women’s Political Caucus, Kennedy Club and Chair of the Youth and Young Adults committee of Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA), Board Member for West Fresno Family Resource center, and a member of Latina Democratic Club.