Duarte Unified School District Board Members

Reyna Diaz

 Reyna Diaz, President

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Reyna Diaz, President

• Elected to the Board, 1997

• Board President, 2000-01, 2006-07, 2011-12

• Board Vice President, 1999-2000, 2005-06

• 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

Cheryl Taylor

 Cheryl Taylor, Vice President

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Cheryl Taylor, Vice President

  • Elected to the Board, 2015
  • longtime educator, retired teacher, and life long Duarte Resident
  • lived in Duarte for over 60 years
  • Cheryl and her husband Ted, as well as their two children (Katie & Brian), attended and graduated from Duarte Schools
  • B.A. in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University
  • M.A. in Educational Technology
  • taught in Duarte Schools for 26 years, both at Royal Oaks & Andres Duarte Elementary Schools
  • Recipient Golden Bell
  • Recipient W.H.O Award (CTA)
  • Recipient Site Teacher of the Year three times
  • Parent Teacher Association – Faculty Representative
  • Parent Staff Association - Member
  • School Site Council - Member
  • Ed Foundation - Member
  • Community Education Council – 2nd Vice President
  • District Technology Committee - Member
  • California Kindergarten Committee – Planning Committee Member
  • Duarte Unified Education Association - Member & past President
  • California Teachers Association Retired – Member

 

Ken Bell

 Ken Bell, Member

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Ken Bell, Member

• Elected to Board, 1989

• Board Vice President, 1992, 2004-05, 2011-12, 

• Board President, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2005-06, 2012-13

• 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

Douglas Edwards

 Douglas Edwards, Member

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Douglas Edwards, Member

• Elected to Board, 2015 (Appointed to Board, 2013)

• Reverend Edwards is Director of Church Outreach for the be.group, a non-profit organization with four communities for older adults in Duarte

• Douglas is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who has been working in the field of aging and older adult ministry for 32 years

• Licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Duarte and Pasadena, specializing in spirituality and aging, parenting, and attention disorders

• For the past 20 years he has been an instructor for the Pasadena City College Community Education Center's Parent Education Program

• Reverend Edwards has also served the community of Duarte as moderator for the Duarte Youth and Family Master Plan Task Force

Tom Reyes

 Tom Reyes, Member

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Tom Reyes, Member

• Elected to the Board, 2011, 2015

• Resident of Duarte

Lindsay Lathrop

 Lindsay Lathrop, Student Board Member

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Lindsay Lathrop, Student Board Member

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