Current SUSD Board Member, Executive Director of the Reinvent Stockton Foundation[1]

Lange Luntao was born and raised in Stockton, where he graduated from Lincoln High School before attending Harvard University, graduating with honors and receiving a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to Malaysia. He returned to Stockton to begin his career in public service and become a third generation teacher, serving as field director for the Michael Tubbs for City Council campaign and teaching early college sociology and humanities at Aspire Langston Hughes Academy for four school years.[2]

By day, Luntao works as the Executive Director of the Reinvent Stockton Foundation, a non-profit he co-founded with Mayor Michael Tubbs to create opportunity by investing in Stockton’s people and constructing a cradle-to-career continuum of support for Stockton’s children. Luntao is a founding member of the South Stockton Schools Initiative and serves on the boards of Little Manila Rising, Placeholder Arts Collective, Third City Coalition, and the Stockton Urban Revitalization Fellowship.[3]

Since 2016, Luntao has served as the youngest person ever elected to the Stockton Unified School District Board of Trustees, and the first out gay man ever elected to office in San Joaquin County.[4] Luntao highlights four priorities the board has focused on during his tenure to build stronger, more equitable schools in the community:[5]

  • College readiness – because every student deserves the chance to enter college prepared to succeed
  • Career readiness – because every student deserves to earn a living in a stable, high-skills career
  • World-class instruction – because every student deserves teachers who engage and support them
  • Student, family, and community voice – because students and families deserves a voice in education

Lange lives in Stockton with his partner, Jason. They enjoy traveling, running, and skiing.



[1] Photo Source: “Lange Luntao,” LinkedIn.

[2]Lange Luntao,” LinkedIn.


[4]California Capital Valley Alumnus Lange Luntao Is A Stockton Visionary,” Teach For America, June 27, 2017.

[5]Game Plan to #CultivateExcellence,”