L. Karen Monroe Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, was first elected to the position in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. As County Superintendent, she has legal responsibility for the oversight of the fiscal health and basic educational standards of all districts in Alameda County. Additionally, as Superintendent, she provided support and guidance for district operations including training and support services. The County Superintendent also leads initiatives that enhance student academic achievement, such as promoting quality preschools and integrating arts education into the comprehensive school curriculum.