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Sonia Baccus Hooks

Management Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), Representing Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools

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Sonia Baccus Hooks is a Management Coordinator for the nation’s largest regional education agency, serving 80 school districts and approximately 2 million preschool and school-aged children. She is a seasoned executive with over thirty years’ experience in project management.


In her tenure at LACOE, Sonia has been an advocate for instructional technology, connectivity, professional development and online learning. Her expertise in district and school site engagement has helped secure state, federal and corporate funding for student programs and teacher training across the county.


Most recently, she served as the manager for Closing the Digital Divide for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to connect students to instruction by providing hot spots and computers to over 35,000 students in critical need. Her efforts continue to Delete the Digital divide by advocating for low cost or free broadband access to homes and STEM opportunities for under-served urban and rural communities.


Prior to LACOE, Sonia served as the Vice-President of the Magic Johnson Foundation to provide HIV/AIDS education, prevention and care throughout the United States. She holds a B.S. in business administration and an M.A. in education technology from California State University Dominguez Hills.

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