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Michelle King is first African American Superintendent of LAUSD
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — For the first time in its history, the Los Angeles Unified School District has unanimously chosen an African American woman to serve as the new district superintendent.
The appointment of Michelle King, who will now head the second-largest school district in the country, was announced during a news conference in downtown Los Angeles Monday afternoon.
“As the first African American to head L.A. Unified, I am humbled to find myself in the company of such trailblazers as Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, and Astronaut Mae Jemison,” King said.
At the age of 54, King has spent 31 years with the LAUSD as a teacher in Granada Hills and principal in Cheviot Hills.