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A Conversation with LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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SCG and the Education Funders Group invite you to a special program featuring Michelle King, the recently appointed Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

As superintendent of schools for LAUSD, the second-largest district in the nation, King is responsible for creating policy, making recommendations to the members of the Los Angeles Board of Education, and creating conditions for success for all students and staff.

In a conversation with Wendy Garen, President and CEO of The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Superintendent King will share her vision for the upcoming school year and beyond, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  

Together we’ll explore strategies LAUSD is pursuing to close the achievement gap, including plans for early childhood education and parent engagement.  

In addition, we’ll address potential collaborative efforts with Great Public Schools Now and other philanthropy partners which aim to give all students access to the tools they need to prepare for college and careers.

We hope you can join us for this timely and crucial program.

Speaker Biographies

Michelle King
Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District

Michelle King is a proud product of L.A. Unified, having attended Century Park and Windsor Hills elementary schools, Palms Junior High School, and Palisades High School. She has dedicated her 30-year career to the students of L.A. Unified, having worked as a teacher, coordinator, and assistant principal, principal, chief administrator of secondary instruction, local district superintendent, chief of staff to the superintendent, senior deputy superintendent, and chief deputy superintendent. As a veteran educator, instruction is King's strength. She is committed to ensuring that all students have access to the tools they need to prepare for college and career opportunities. King has led district-wide reforms to increase graduation rates, particularly among traditionally under-represented populations. She has also been a champion of programs such as Restorative Justice, aimed at keeping students in school and improving citizenship. King holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master of science in administration from Pepperdine University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in education at the University of Southern California. In January 2016, she was named "Woman of the Year" by the nonprofit organization Women On Target, an advocacy group supporting leaders in Southern California's African-American community.

Wendy Garen
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Wendy Garen became President and Chief Executive Officer of The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation in 2008, after working for the Foundation in increasing levels of responsibility for more than 20 years. She was a founding staff member of the nonprofit Crystal Stairs and headed the Los Angeles Child Care and Development Council. Garen is a member of the Philanthropy Leadership Group and The Trusteeship, serves as Board Chair of Southern California Grantmakers and serves on the California Advisory Board of the Milken Institute.

SCG and EFG members: No cost to participate
Non-members: $100

Who May Attend:
Current SCG members, current EFG members and other grantmakers eligible for SCG or EFG membership.For SCG eligibility, click here. For EFG eligibility, click here.

This program is at capacity and registration is now closed.

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