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      Remembering Dr. Michelle King

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      At the Board of Education meeting yesterday, we shared a moment of silence and each of the board members shared a few words in memory of Dr. Michelle King. Deputy Superintendent Vivian Ekchian, a dear friend of Dr.King, presented the tribute video.


      We honor the life & contributions of Dr. Michelle King – our student, our parent, our teacher, our principal, our administrator, our Superintendent. She served our community, believing that 100% graduation is possible with love, focus, courage and persistence. We are forever grateful.


      Dr. King was always full of optimism and recognized that our students need L.A. Unified to be a system that learns and grows. She was often a voice that lifted the wellness of our children, embracing the whole-child approach to education. She was eager to serve the students and families of our community. Dr. King led with love and a leadership that was about including all voices. She was fearless in the fight for access and equity.


      It has been an honor and privilege to know and work alongside such a powerful leader. Her legacy will live on through those she impacted at L.A. Unified and beyond.



      In the spirit of hope,


      Mónica García