My name is Nancy Valencia and I am running in the March 3, 2020 election to represent District 4 on the Board of Education of Long Beach Unified School District.
Born and raised in Long Beach, I attended Long Beach Unified schools and graduated from California State University, Long Beach. My husband and our three adult children also proudly attended and graduated from LBUSD schools.
I have worked with K-12 students for over 25 years including experience as a former teacher in Long Beach Unified School District and Norwalk-La Mirada School District, and presently as a substitute in LBUSD classrooms. I have actively served our community as PTA President at two LBUSD schools — Horace Mann Elementary School and Signal Hill Elementary School — as well as LBUSD AmeriCorps Site Supervisor, Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition Board member, and I am a longtime member of First Congregational Church of Long Beach.
Since 2004, I have worked as the Executive Director of DAYS Long Beach, a nonprofit that annually serves hundreds of students in Long Beach providing supplemental educational opportunities throughout the year. Early in my career I worked at a Long Beach halfway house for incarcerated women and while there, I partnered with Long Beach City College, to provide the first court recognized parenting course for residents who were on parole to help prepare them for reunification with their families.
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