The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education voted 4-2 to re-elect Renatta Cooper to a third term as its president at its regular board meeting on May 14, 2013.
"I am honored to be selected for a third year as this board's president and look forward to working with my colleagues for the academic achievement of all children in the district," said Cooper. "I would also like to discuss the possibility of adding a president-elect to work collaboratively for our students."
Since her election to the board in 2007, Cooper has focused on early childhood education, closing the achievement gap between groups of students, increasing the proficiency English language learners and a stronger engagement of parents and the community. An expert on early childhood education, Cooper formerly taught graduate-level child development programs at Pacific Oaks College and has been a member of the First 5 Los Angeles Board of Commissioners. She was first elected President of the PUSD Board of Education in 2011.
At its organizational meeting on May 6, the board elected Tyron Hampton as Vice President and Kim Kenne as Clerk. There is currently one vacancy on the board that will be filled by board appointment in June.