Maria Reza, Board Member
Maria Reza was appointed to the County Board of Education in 2011. A former assistant superintendent of Student Health and Human Services with the Los Angeles USD, Ms. Reza has been a strong advocate for educational excellence.
Her education career has spanned more than 40 years. She started as a teacher in 1969 and later served as curriculum specialist, program coordinator, assistant principal and principal.
After retiring from LAUSD in 2005, Ms. Reza worked as director of College Prep Programs for Families in Schools and as a consultant for the School Reform Programs at the Youth Policy Institute.
She currently also serves on the Board of LA Trust for Children’s Health at LAUSD and as a member of the Docent Council, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
An outstanding community leader, Ms. Reza has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Community Leadership award from the Muniz Family Foundation in 2009 and Woman of the Year award by the Los Angeles County Commission for Women in 2006. She was honored as Woman of the Year by the California State Senate twice, in 2000 and 1992.
She obtained her master’s in Education Administration at UCLA and her bachelor of science in Home Economics, Humanities and Spanish at CSU, Northridge.