Value Statement

I believe education is a civil right. 

I believe leadership requires collaboration, courage & humility. 

I believe in equity & access, fiscal responsibility, transparent decision-making, and strong communication. 


I was the first in my family to graduate from college.  I earned my bachelor’s degree in biology at UC Irvine.  While working full-time, I earned an MBA from USC and a doctorate in education from UCLA.  My parents supported and encouraged me, and I had outstanding personal and professional mentors along the way.  In more than 20 years in education, I’ve worked in high-poverty public schools as well as elite private schools and colleges.  Having these diverse experiences motivates me to create the best opportunities for all students from pre-K to adult learners. Creating and sustaining this culture of excellence within Azusa Unified will elevate the trajectory of success for our students, their families, and the District as a whole.

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