Statement from Superintendent Michelle King On Departure of Dr. Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana

July 20, 2017
On behalf of the entire L.A. Unified family, I would like to express our deep appreciation to Dr. Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana for her unwavering commitment to providing a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment that supports student success.

With her wealth of experience, Dr. Meléndez has guided the varied divisions that serve the academic, physical and social-emotional needs of our students. Thanks to her strong leadership, we know that our schools are safe and well-equipped, our students’ physical, mental and emotional needs are being addressed, and that our students have access to nutritious meals and high-quality programs that inspire learning and achievement.

We are all grateful to Dr. Meléndez for her integrity, dedication and friendship. We wish her the very best in her new role as State Administrator for the Inglewood Unified School District.


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