Statement from Board President Dr. Ref Rodriguez on the departure of Dr. Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana

July 20, 2017

Dr. Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, L.A. Unified’s chief executive officer for the Office of Educational Services, has dedicated her career to the academic success of our children. While this district will be losing a talented leader, we are proud that she will be at the helm of the Inglewood Unified School District. 

As an award-winning educator, her expertise and strong leadership skills have made her an outstanding role model for our students. She has also worked tirelessly to support student achievement by providing a safe and nurturing teaching and learning environment in our schools.

We congratulate Dr.Meléndez on this new endeavor. We are all extremely grateful for her unwavering commitment and her numerous contributions to our District, and we wish her the very best in the future. 



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