Monrovia School Board Member Alex Zucco will be resigning from the Board, effective May 20, 2016. See item 9.2 on the agenda: here.
UPDATE: I asked her why, and here is her answer:
I was offered a job with the CA PTA as a Policy Consultant -- working on the LCAP statewide with PTA units and specifically, encouraging more Title I schools to add more of the arts to improve achievement and each unit having a point person on the PTA board for LCAP and the arts.Also, she forwarded this letter from Superintendent Katherine Thorossian:
Dear MUSD Family,
Please join me in congratulating seasoned Board Member, Mrs. Alexandra Zucco, with her selection as the California State PTA Policy Consultant. Unfortunately, this notable position requires her to move to Sacramento. Thus, it is with mixed emotion that I share the news of Alexandra Zucco's resignation. Her tenure, which began in 2009, will end May 20, 2016.
Mrs. Zucco has been a staunch proponent of public schools, tirelessly working on behalf of students to provide the very best education for the children of Monrovia. Whether serving in the PTA, Girl Scouts, the League of Women Voters, or the National Women’s Political Caucus Greater Pasadena Area, Mrs. Zucco has championed social justice issues and, through her work as the Health and Education Deputy for Assembly Member Chris Holden, been able to advocate for change through public policy.
Alex and her husband, Joe, have lived in Monrovia since 1996. Their children, Zoe and Bonnie, remain proud Wildcat alumni as they pursue their own college paths, at Marist and George Washington University respectively.
On a more personal note, it has been a privilege to work with Alex Zucco. Her perspective has helped shape the direction, and driven the continued progress, of our district. Even during the most challenging budget analyses, I could always count on Alex to blurt out the funniest (and most accurate) commentary.
I am confident that she will give the PTA the same remarkable stamp that she has imprinted on the walls of this district.
Alex, you will be missed.
- Brad Haugaard