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LVJUSD Introduces New Board Members to the Community

December 18, 2020 - Livermore, CA - At the December 15, 2020 Board Meeting held via Zoom, the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) introduced two new Board Members to the Livermore Community. Yanira Guzman and Kristie Wang took the oath of office and began their service on the LVJUSD School Board of Education for the next four years. Both new Board members are parents of LVJUSD students and bring a wealth of educational and professional experience to their new roles as Trustees.

Yanira Guzman has over 8 years experience as a Spanish bilingual teacher and literacy coach in California’s public elementary schools, in both urban and affluent school districts. Her work in the private sector includes software implementation and customer training for a Forbes Top 50 technology company. She earned her M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University and her B.A. in Sociology from University of California at Berkeley. She is founder of The Career Gem, a full-service career coaching business, and is co-leader of a professional and social network for Latina women, Latinas of the Bay Area. Ms. Guzman is the mother of two, with both of her children currently attending Junction Avenue K-8. 

Kristie Wang brings 30 years of experience in the policy world, advocating on behalf of children, schools, and families. She has been an active volunteer in the 14 years she has lived in Livermore, including ten years as an advocate for Tri-Valley Haven and most recently, as co-founder of Flavors Addict Kids Livermore, a grassroots organization to combat youth vaping. She earned her M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard University, and her B.A. in Education Policy from the University of Chicago. Ms. Wang’s son graduated from Livermore High School in 2020, and her daughter currently attends Granada High School.

Along with the induction of Board Members Guzman and Wang, the Board held its Organizational Meeting and elected officers for 2021. Craig Bueno was re-elected as Board President and Emily Prusso was elected as Clerk. Board Member and California School Boards Association (CSBA) representative Anne White rounds out the five-person Board of Education for the LVJUSD. For more information on the LVJUSD Board of Education and the schedule of board meetings visit livermoreschools.org/boardofeducation.