Duarte Unified Board of Education Members

Reyna Diaz

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Reyna Diaz, President

• Elected to the Board, 1997

• Board President, 2000-01, 2006-07, 2011-12, 2016-17, 2020-21

• Active member, California Department of Education Child Nutrition Advisory Council

• Advisor to State Superintendent of Public Instruction and California Board of Education

• Member, Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte Town Council (MAD)

• Member, Duarte Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club

• Recipient, Award of Recognition from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for community collaboration

• Board liaison, Head Start Policy Committee

• Recipient, 32nd Congressional District Recognition Award honoring exemplary women

Ceci Escarcega Carroll

Phone: 626-599-5000

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Ceci Escarcega Carroll, Vice President

  • Elected to the board, 2018
  • California School of Arts Board Member 2016-2018
  • PTA Board Member for 7 years
  • Served on the Duarte Council PTSA Board Member for 2 years
  • Co-Chair of The Duarte Community Education Council
  • Valley View School Site Council for 1 year
  • Member of Duarte Education Foundation
  • Member of Duarte Rotary
  • 2016 PTA Honorary Service Award recipient
  • 2017 Golden Oak Award recipient
  • 2017 California Teachers Association Coat Award recipient
  • Local Business Owner
  • Parent of one DUSD student and DUSD graduate, attending UCLA

Ken Bell

Phone: 626-599-5000

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Ken Bell, Member

• Elected to Board, 1989

• Board President, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2005-06, 2012-13, 2015-16, 2019-20

• Advocate for quality educational programs for all students

• Supporter of our culturally-rich and diverse community

• Recipient, Top Investigator of the Year Award, California District Attorney Association (CDAA)

• Recipient, twice named, The Outstanding Instructor Award, CDAA

• Recipient, Outstanding Investigator Award, Los Angeles District Attorney

• Faculty member, UC Davis, Golden West College, Fox Valley College

• Lecturer, consultant, trainer for law enforcement agencies on juvenile gangs

• 21 years with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department; 15 with the District Attorney

 

Dr. James Finlay

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Dr. James Finlay, Member

  • Appointed to the Board in 2019 and elected in 2020
  • K-12 DUSD Graduate (DHS, '99)
  • Education/Training
    • B.S. - Biology
    • D.V.M.
    • Ph.D. - Biological Sciences (Cancer Therapies)
    • Board Certified in Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Employed as Clinical Veterinarian and Assistant Research Professor in the Center for Comparative Medicine at the City of Hope
  • Member of the Duarte Education Foundation
  • Member of the Duarte Rotary service organization
  • Parent of three DUSD students

Jacqueline Ku, Member

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Jacqueline Ku, Member

• Elected to Board, 2020

• Served in United States Peace Corps, stationed in Liberia

• Duarte High School math teacher, 2018-19 

• Global Manager for the UCLA Mathematics Project

• Earned Masters of Arts in curriculum and instruction from Colorado Christian University with teacher's license in secondary mathematics

• Graduate of San Jose State with BA in elementary education and minor in K-8 mathematics