Adonai Mack is the Senior Director, Education Children Now. In this role, Mr. Mack leads Children Now’s advocacy on public education issues.
Mr. Mack has over 20 years of experience in education policy, advocacy and equity leadership. Before joining Children Now, Mr. Mack spent the past 14 years leading various projects and departments for the Association of California School Administrators. These included focusing on increasing diversity and awareness through equity leadership training; leading ACSA’s federal advocacy activities and ACSA’s efforts to select candidates for endorsements and investments in political campaigns. Mr. Mack also led ACSA’s legislative advocacy in the areas of the state budget, special education, transportation, pupil services, and preschool for just under a decade.
His previous experience was as a Legislative Advocate at the California School Boards Association focusing on issues such as charter schools, facilities, retirement and professional development. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mack worked as an advocate for the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O’Connell and for Governor Gray Davis in his Office of the Secretary for Education.
He is the son of former longtime Sacramento-area superintendent, Dr. Carl Mack, and has spent his entire life involved in education policy and politics. Mr. Mack is a proud graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.
He has been married for 20 years and has a family of three children, two of which are now adults, a high school child and 2 grandchildren. He spends his spare time serving on the board of a nonprofit that supports the Black Student Unions across California, on an advisory committee for a nonprofit that specializes in advocating for children with mental health needs and on the Sacramento Theatre Company.