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Baldwin Park Unified Board of Education Names Newest Member

 BALDWIN PARK – Baldwin Park Unified’s Board of Education on Tuesday selected Diana E. Dzib, a high school coordinator at Mt. San Antonio College, to fill a vacancy created when board member Blanca Estela Rubio resigned in December 2016 to take a seat in the California Assembly.

At Mt. SAC, Dzib also serves as a classified staff senator, assists with accreditation activities and is a member of the Adult Education Block Grant consortia, which includes representatives from Baldwin Park Unified. She has lived in the district for 30 years; her son attended Baldwin Park schools.

“We are thrilled to have a new member of the caliber and commitment of Diana joining us on the board,” Board of Education President Christina Lucero said. “Her years of dedicated service to the youth of this community, through her job and volunteer activities, gives her superb credentials for joining our team. We know she will help our students succeed.”

Dzib holds a juris doctorate and a master of arts in education/curriculum and instruction. She is a former college adjunct instructor and juvenile hall substitute teacher.

She volunteers as an advocate for special education students within the juvenile justice and foster care systems through the Los Angeles Education and Developmental Rights program led by the juvenile division of the Los Angeles Superior Court. She also has served as a consultative school board member for St. John the Baptist School for eight years, an appointed post that supports the school in establishing a strategic plan, policies and procedures.

In her application for the post, Dzib said she is prepared to help ensure Baldwin Park Unified students graduate ready for the challenges of college and careers.

“I know that I can have a direct hand in raising student achievement,” she said. “I believe it is important to set high standards and expectations for our students within our district. … My commitment is to serve my community, to be an advocate for marginalized students, to remove barriers, to ensure that every school is offering a quality instructional program, and to continue fostering partnerships with community members and other stakeholders.”

Dzib said the District’s strengths include its Dual Language program, partnerships with the community, online education programs and vocational/career readiness curriculum. She would like to see it boost its number of Advanced Placement test takers and passing rates, improve student UC/CSU eligibility and raise attendance.

The Board of Education reviewed seven applications for the post. Three applicants, including Dzib, made presentations during a special board meeting on Jan. 24. Dzib was selected unanimously.

She will be sworn in by the board at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the District Administration Center Board Room, 3699 N. Holly Ave., Baldwin Park.

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012617_BPUSD_DZIB_1: Baldwin Park Unified’s Board of Education on Tuesday selected Diana E. Dzib, a high school coordinator at Mt. San Antonio College, to fill a vacancy created when board member Blanca Estela Rubio resigned in December 2016 to take a seat in the California Assembly.