School volunteer, OUSD Mom, Policy & Communications Expert

“I want to ensure each child, parent, teacher, staff member and administrator are supported and feels valued. I care about the fiscal responsibility of our district and the strength of our curriculum. I also want to bolster our mental wellness initiatives and broaden offerings for our community. It is my goal to help OUSD to continue to be an outstanding school district for our children and families.”

Honesty. Dedication. Partnership. Experience.


Hi! I’m Edda Collins Coleman, running to ensure OUSD remains an outstanding school district for our children and families.

As a proud Orinda resident and mother of three daughters (8th, 4th, and pre-school grades), I feel deeply connected to our schools. I’ve enjoyed being a field trip driver at Del Rey Elementary, a school library volunteer at Wagner Ranch Elementary, and an OIS Parents’ Club Board member for two years. I’ve also served on the interview panel for principal at one of our elementary schools, and am currently on the District’s Parent Equity Committee, where I worked to retool OUSD’s mission and strategic direction.

When elected, I will also draw on my professional and academic background to meaningfully contribute to our school community. My 20-plus years in policy and

communications will help me build consensus and partnerships, and bring significant value in strategy implementation, stakeholder engagement, crisis management, and communications skills to our school board.

I’d love to hear from you! Please connect with me via social media or It is better work when we work together!

A collaborator and committed advocate.


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our campaign. If you’re interested, please endorse Edda Collins Coleman as a candidate for the Orinda Union School District (OUSD) Governing Board, sign up for a yard sign, or volunteer to help the campaign. Help us guide OUSD forward.


September 29: Ivy Drive Meet and Greet

October 2: Wilder Meet and Greet

October 5: Orinda Woods Meet and Greet

October 6: Glorietta Backyard Meet and Greet

October 11: Glorietta - Sleepy Hollow Coffee Meet and Greet

October 15: Glorietta Backyard Meet and Greet

October 16: Donald Drive Meet and Greet


Fiscal responsibility and a sound budget.

Bolstering our mental wellness initiatives and broadening offerings for our community.

Sustaining and enhancing our excellent curriculum.


Edda is an experienced leader, a dedicated mother, and a valued member of the community. We all would be honored to have her representing our schools and our children.

-Roshni Hurt, OUSD Mom

“Edda Collins Coleman has already proven that she is devoted to ensuring our children receive the best education. She will be a valuable addition to the Orinda School Board, as she fosters unity around the issues that matter to Orinda’s children, families, teachers, staff and administrators. I fully endorse her candidacy for this upcoming school board election and encourage everyone to vote for Edda as our next member of the Orinda School Board.”

- Assembly member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, D-Orinda and OUSD Mom

I’m thrilled to endorse Edda’s candidacy for the OUSD Governing Board. She has an indelible record of advocacy for all Orinda students and will be an asset in shaping an enriching education for our children.

-Ellyn Walker Pickett, OUSD Mom

“It is my goal to help OUSD to continue to be an outstanding school district for our children and families.”

Thank you for sharing Edda’s commitment to Orinda’s children, families, teachers, staff and administration with Orinda voters.