Regina Mouton is a native of San Francisco and a long-time resident of Oakland. She comes to Oakland Unity High and Middle Schools as an intern pursuing a special education credential and master’s from the University of San Francisco. Regina has a background in arts education beginning as an artist-in-residence at East Oakland Youth Development Center after receiving an undergraduate degree in painting and printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. She then pursued graduate studies in art history at the University of California at Berkeley, and taught Art History at Mills College and San Francisco State University. Regina has experience with charter schools as a former trustee on her son’s elementary school board. As the former director of education at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, her most satisfying accomplishment was creating a training and curriculum program for K-12 teachers that provided tours and curriculum for contemporary art exhibitions and performances. Regina believes strongly that difference is universal, and is inspired by the commitment of Oakland Unity students and their families.