Emma Chavez Roos

Emma Chavez Roos
Founder and Executive Director

Educational Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland (ECHO) was founded by Emma Chavez Roos, our present executive director, with the help of Latino colleagues and parents. Emma is a lifelong educator fulfilling her passion and special gift as a teacher, she has taught in Mexico, Cambridge, Mass., and in Oakland, California. She has been in charge of different programs such as Early Childhood Education and Migrant Programs. During her educational career, Emma was aware of the unique needs of Latino families and their children which were not being met by public education. Her caring for children and her unique ability to work with parents have helped her change the lives of thousands of students and parents.