Imelda describes herself as “the proud daughter of a landscape-gardener and a warehouse worker who was born and raised in Sun Valley.” She is a graduate of the local public schools and she wants to work to preserve them and make them better.
Imelda told us, “Today, too many outside interests burden our neighborhood schools with bureaucratic red tape making it challenging for quality teaching to reach the desks of students. Rather than encouraging kids to pursue post-secondary opportunities, the Los Angeles Unified School District has put forward an adult agenda disconnected from classrooms. I intend to focus on the needs of all students and educators by being solutions oriented to ensure every child reaches their fullest potential.”
Imelda is strongly opposed to vouchers and believes that it is important to keep class size small. Although she is not an educator, she believes she has the skill set needed for success.
“ As a youth and labor organizer, I have a winning record in fighting for the needs of all students; demanding resources be redirected to our students and parents. I’ve devoted my life to advocating for our most vulnerable and will not stop until we reach 100% graduation. “
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