Lynwood Unified School District welcomed Board of Education members to new leadership positions at its annual reorganization meeting on December 14, setting the stage for another year of exemplary leadership and supporting the ongoing success of students, staff and families.
Following a lively performance from the Lynwood High School Marching Band, Maria G. Lopez was selected to serve as Board President, succeeding Alfonso Morales, Esq., who was celebrated for his leadership and commitment to the Lynwood Unified community.
Alma Carina Castro, Ed.D. was selected as Vice President and Julian Del Real-Calleros as Clerk. Morales and Gary Hardie, Jr. will continue the important work of serving the school community as Board members.
“I am humbled to serve as Board President during my 20th year in office – it has been a journey filled with growth and accomplishments that would not be possible without my colleagues,” Lopez said. “I look forward to a new year that will bring with it many more opportunities and resources for our students to achieve academic and personal excellence.”
In January, the District will celebrate Board members for their dedicated service and commitment as part of School Board Recognition Month, recognizing them for their vital role in setting the foundation, policies and priorities to support and elevate student outcomes.
They will be formally recognized for their contributions – including increased access to technology, expansion of career technical education opportunities and growth of social-emotional support services district-wide through a $24.4 million Community Schools grant – at the Board meeting on January 11.
“Our Board of Education members exemplify the true essence of servant leadership, tirelessly dedicating themselves to advocating for our educational community, building engaging learning environments and ensuring every student has the opportunity to thrive,” Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite, Ph.D. said. “It is an incredible honor to work by their side for another year of success.”