Alicia Malet Klein
President, HeadsUp Public Education Foundation; Board President, Making Waves Academy; Retired GATE Instructor
Ms. Klein joined our board in 1999 and is also president of the Making Waves Academy Board. She is the primary liaison to staff on operational issues and board lead on school facility and design projects. Her commitment to educational equity is evidenced not just by her work for Making Waves, but also by her leadership of the district-wide foundation for San Rafael City Schools. Ms. Klein began her deep involvement in education, after a brief career in advertising, in the mid-1990s. She served as a Bay Area Discovery Museum trustee, held a variety of parent leadership positions in San Rafael schools, worked weekly in elementary classrooms for years, and taught GATE classes for 4th and 5th graders from 2003-2020. Following the passage of major school improvement bonds, she chaired facilities renovation committees for multiple sites in that district, where she still participates in budget advisory committees and parent outreach activities. Ms. Klein received degrees in both economics and Italian from Stanford University. She and her husband Tom have two sons and two grandchildren.