Monica Garcia proudly represents Board District 2 in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second-largest school district in the nation. With her bold call to action for “Diplomas for All,” Board Member García has galvanized the LAUSD school community to take aggressive action to reach 100% graduation and break the cycle of poverty by ensuring that every child can read, write, think, and believe.
Immediately prior to joining the Board of Education, Ms. García served as Chief of Staff to LAUSD Board President José Huizar during his four-year tenure. Her efforts in that role helped lay the groundwork for the construction of 131 new schools, to date 130 new schools have opened their doors adding 125,000 new seats. Her work also led to the adoption of a new policy that guarantees every student in the district has access to a college-preparatory curriculum.
Ms. García was born and raised in East Los Angeles. She attended local schools and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. degree in Chicano Studies and Political Science. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
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