Vivian Ekchian Named LAUSD Interim Superintendent

The LAUSD Board of Education has appointed Vivian Ekchian, the current acting Superintendent, as long term interim while the Board searches for a Superintendent to replace Michelle King.  

King is currently out on medical leave, fighting cancer and is scheduled to retire by June 2018.  The board unanimously appointed Ekchian late Tuesday after 2½  hours in closed session.  

“I am humbled and honored to serve the students, families, and employees of the Los Angeles Unified School District as interim superintendent,” said Ekchian in a statement issued last night by the board of education.

“I look forward to accelerating the transformative work that is occurring throughout the District, while maintaining our steadfast focus on 100 percent graduation that will guarantee college, career, and life readiness for our shining stars,” she added.

The Board of Education seemed to be in agreement that Ekchian was a good pick for the interim job and expressed confidence that she will do a great job.  

“We have confidence in Ms. Vivian Ekchian’s ability to lead the team during this critical period,” said School Board President Mónica García. “L.A. Unified’s commitment to access and equity will continue without interruption.”

LAUSD is the second largest school district in the United States (behind New York) with more than 640,000 student in K-12 grades. It operates 960 schools and 187 public charter schools spread over 730 square miles, according to the district’s statistics.

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Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia is a Mother, Grandmother, former Middle School Teacher, former Member of a School Board of Education and an Education Advocate for hundreds of parents and students in the Inland Empire. Having become a mother at 15, Leticia knows what it’s like to be a single mother trying to navigate the education system. Leticia received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from California Baptist University and a Masters’ Degree in Education Technology from Cal State Fullerton in her 30’s. Leticia has used her knowledge and experience to help hundreds of families as an Education Advocate in the Inland Empire and currently works as an Education Specialist.

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