Board of Education Appoints New Board Member

Board of Education Appoints New Board Member
      On Thursday, July 20, 2017 the Mountain View School District Board of Education voted to appoint Sandy S. Garcia to fill the unexpired term of Ana Gonzalez, who resigned from the Board of Education on June 9.
     Garcia’s appointment came after the Board interviewed four applicants during a public meeting on July 20, 2017.
Garcia was born and raised in El Monte and is a product of the District and attended Voorhis Elementary and Madrid Middle Schools. She attended UCLA and is currently an attorney specializing in immigration and family law.
    “This was a difficult decision,” said Adam Carranza, Board of Education president.
      “All of the applicants had amazing strengths and talents and it was evident in their interviews that they all are very dedicated to the students and families we serve. We greatly appreciate each of the applicants taking an interest in Mountain View and I encourage them all to stay involved and continue to support our schools, students, staff, parents and community,” he added.
     In addition to being a former student of the District, Garcia also served as a substitute in Mountain View. She is a new mom and is looking forward to her son one day attending MVSD schools.
     “Sandy’s experience as an immigration attorney will serve our families well and her true understanding of the culture of our school district, having been a student will be a great asset to the Board,” said Jacqueline Saldaña, Board Member.
     Garcia is very happy to join the current Board including Adam Carranza, Christian Diaz, Jacqueline Saldaña and Veronica Sifuentes and work collaboratively to continue to move the District forward.
     “I see myself in the students because I was once in their shoes,” said Garcia. “My experience in the District will help me make good decisions on their behalf and my legal background will provide a resource for our families. I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community that helped shape me and I’m looking forward to being on the Board as we work to provide the best for students, staff and families, and create the best schools possible.”
     Garcia was officially sworn in at the August 10, 2017 Board of Education Meeting by El Monte Mayor, Andre Quintero.

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