CCEE Governing Board Vice-Chair
Appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
Tim Sbranti has devoted his life to public service both as an educator and elected official.
After earning his BA in Government and his teaching credential from Sacramento State in 1998, Sbranti returned to teach and coach at his alma mater Dublin High School. During the course of his career in the classroom, Sbranti has broad experience teaching both College Prep and CTE courses including Civics, Economics, World History, U.S. History, Construction Trades, Journalism, and Speech and Debate. In addition, Sbranti has been a leader in alternative education through his work teaching Independent Study, delivering online instruction, and working with students of all ages, backgrounds, and needs in Adult Education. For the past 16 years Sbranti has been the Dublin High School Leadership Advisor and Director of Student Activities, and he also currently serves as the Energy Specialist for the Dublin Unified School District with an emphasis on cost avoidance and promoting best practices for conservation and sustainability. As a head coach, Sbranti helped guide the Boys Varsity Tennis team to its best year in school history, while helping to lead the Girls Varsity Basketball and Tennis teams to the playoffs. All of his teams earned All-Scholastic team honors as well. He currently serves on the Boys Varsity Basketball coaching staff, a program that nearly won a state title in 2013.
Outside of his work in the Dublin Unified School District, Sbranti has also emerged as a statewide leader in education. After nearly a decade serving on the California Teachers Association State Council promoting public education and working on major policy initiatives, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson selected Sbranti to be President of his Transition Committee immediately following his election in 2010. Torlakson also asked Sbranti to lead his statewide non-profit foundation Californians Dedicated to Education, where he served as Chief Executive Officer until August of 2013. Sbranti is currently the Vice President of the K to College Foundation, which is an organization focused on delivering free school supplies, dental kits, and meeting the basic material needs of all homeless and low income students throughout California. In addition, Sbranti serves on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento State Alumni Association and has previous experience serving on his local community college’s foundation board at Las Positas.
Sbranti’s service as an elected official began in 2002 when he was first elected to the Dublin City Council. In 2008 Sbranti was elected as Mayor of Dublin and was unopposed for re-elected in both 2010 and 2012 before being termed out in December of 2014. Tim helped to guide the City through some of its most transformative years, stepping into the Mayor’s office during the worst economic downturn to ever face the City of Dublin since its incorporation, managing to balance the budget without major cuts to programs or services. He initiated several new economic policies and incentive programs, successfully stimulating new business activity. As Mayor, Sbranti was also passionate about improving the City’s environmental, health, and wellness programs, upgrading communication and technology, maintaining public safety, expanding the City’s infrastructure, enhancing Dublin’s Parks and Recreational programs and facilities, creating better City/school partnerships, and building the City’s image and sense of community.
Sbranti is married to Stephanie, a Livermore native who currently teaches at Valley Continuation High School in Dublin. Tim and Stephanie have an 11-month old daughter named Sophia. In his spare time, Sbranti is a sports broadcaster on Tri Valley Community Television (TV30).