The members of the Lennox School District Board of Trustees have an extremely important responsibility in serving the public. School Board Members must have the ability and knowledge to set policy and to approve budgets and programs that become the basis for operating the school district. School Board Members must also commit the time to attend board meetings, committee meetings, school programs, and workshops. These activities help Board Members stay informed on issues that affect students and residents in the school district. The Lennox School District is indeed fortunate to have actively involved Board Members who are willing to devote significant time and energy in fulfilling these responsibilities. Our Board firmly believes that the actions they take are making a difference in the lives of today's youth leading toward the promise of an even better tomorrow.
President: Sergio Hernández Jr.
Bio coming soon…
Vice President: Dr. Angela Fajardo
Angela Fajardo is a native of Granada, Nicaragua, and moved to Los Angeles in 1983. She graduated from Garfield High School, where she was taught by Jaime Escalante. She attended Loyola Marymount University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and a Master's degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Ms. Fajardo taught Math and Science at Lennox Middle School for nine years, taught Math and Spanish Language at Animo Jackie Robinson Charter High School for three years, and was also a clinical faculty member at Loyola Marymount in the area of teacher preparation. Ms. Fajardo served as an Associate Principal at Lloyde High School, a continuation and credit recovery school, and at Lawndale High School, both part of the Centinela Valley Union High School District. Currently Ms. Fajardo is Director of Research & Curriculum/CTE for the El Monte Union High School District. She formerly served as principal at Beulah Payne Elementary School in the Inglewood Unified School District. In October 2013, Ms. Fajardo was recruited to be Principal at Crozier Middle School in the Inglewood in order to meet the needs to changing diverse population of the school district. Ms. Fajardo is a passionate advocate for high standards and high quality education for inner-city children and English Language Learners.
Ms. Fajardo has served on the Lennox School Board for the last six years as President and Vice-President where she worked diligently with staff to create a common vision and mission with strategic priorities to enhance quality education in the Lennox School District. She is a proud mother of a ten-year old daughter, Regina, who attends the Lennox School District's Dual Language Program at Moffett Elementary School. She has worked with NALEO as a participant in multiple board member institutes and is part of the High School Equity task force. In spring of 2011 she presented at on the Common Core Standards. Ms. Fajardo is currently serving a second term as a Board Member in the California Latino School Board Association (CLSBA). Recently, Ms. Fajardo ran unopposed for a second term to serve as a trustee on the Board of the Lennox School District.
Clerk: Juan Navarro
Juan Navarro was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, México. His parents migrated to Gardena, California in 1976 where he attended 135th Street and Purche Avenue Elementary Schools. He went back to México to attend middle school and high school and went on to obtain a degree in Hotel Administration in Guadalajara Jalisco. On his return to California, he attended Gardena High School and obtained his GED. He also attended El Camino College and the Computer Educational Institute, obtaining a major in Computer Systems Repair.
Mr. Navarro has been a proud Lennox resident for eight years. In that time his children have attended the Lennox School Readiness Center, Moffett State Preschool and Jefferson Elementary School. He has served as a parent volunteer, School Site Council President and PTA President at Jefferson Elementary School. He believes that all children should receive a quality education. Lennox students should have the same educational opportunities as students of other ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students learning should not be focused on their first language only and instead all should be given the opportunity to strive above even their own expectations without language barriers along the way. Out District needs to focus on providing better programs such as English language arts and at the same time provide more instructional time for Science and SocialStudies.
Mr. Navarro believes we need to form strong partnerships with our parents and teachers to guarantee our students' success. Offering parents quality programs to improve their skills and knowledge in ELD will not only benefit the parents themselves, but will also give them the opportunity to be involved in their children's education in many ways. As a strong advocate for students, Mr. Navarro has also been advocating for school uniforms, improving cafeteria food, and minimizing classroom disruptions. He also advocates for parents by providing them the necessary tools to make well-informed decisions on educational programs. Children need to have pride in their schools as well as their community. Providing our students with a gang-free environment, cleaner community, and more effective resources will ensure life-long success. Mr. Navarro is looking forward to continuing to advocate for students and their parents with the belief that together we can all help our Lennox students to be successful and guide them to a better future.
Member: Shannon Thomas-Allen
Shannon Thomas-Allen is married to Charles Allen who is a product of the Lennox community and they have six amazing children. Mrs. Thomas-Allen is originally from Saint Louis Missouri and during her childhood, her family moved to California. Her family settled in the Inland Empire area where Mrs. Thomas-Allen attended the Upland Unified School District. She graduated from Everest College with a degree in Medical Office Management. She then worked in the medical field for over 15 years and taught the Medical Billing program for her former school. Mrs. Thomas-Allen came to the community of Lennox in 2007 and became enriched with this wonderful community. When Mrs. Thomas-Allen decided to run as an elected official of the board of education she took with her the history and legacy of her family. Mrs. Thomas-Allen’s family were pioneers in the civil rights movement. They instilled in her a belief that education is fundamental to access great opportunities in life. As a woman of color and an elected official Mrs. Thomas-Allen shared that it is her duty to ensure that the students of the Lennox community have the access to the best opportunities available. Furthermore, Mrs. Thomas-Allen also shared that as long as she holds her seat on the board she will always put her heart and soul into her mission. Mrs. Thomas- Allen strongly feels that the voice of the children, parents, and most of all the community will be heard. So when you see her please let her know in anyway shape or form how she can truly help.