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Board Members

George Buchanan, President

Mr. Buchanan was first elected to the Little Lake City School District Board of Education in November of 2009 and was re-elected to the board in November of 2013. His current term expires in 2017. He is a former Paddison Elementary and Lakeside Middle school student and is a lifelong resident of Norwalk. Mr. Buchanan earned both his Master’s degree in Public Administration and his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach. He currently works in the Department of Social Services at the Senior Center for the City of Norwalk.
 
 
 
 
Dora Sandoval, Vice President

Mrs. Sandoval was first elected to the Little Lake City School District Board of Education in November 2015. Her current term expires in 2019. She is a former student of Lakeside Middle School and a graduate of Santa Fe High School. Mrs. Sandoval has served as chairperson of the Lake Center School Site Council (SSC), a member of the Lakeview PTA and SSC, and a member of the District Advisory Council.

In addition to her participation in the school district, Mrs. Sandoval's civic contributions include service on the Norwalk Public Safety and Social Services Commissions for the past two years, and involvement in the Soroptimist International of Santa Fe Springs and the Norwalk Lion's Club. She has also offered free assistance to residents in preparing their income tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in Santa Fe Springs.

Mrs. Sandoval is a proud parent of two daughters currently attending Little Lake City Schools and her eldest daughter who attends Ohio University.
 
 
Hilda Zamora, Clerk

Mrs. Zamora was first appointed to the Little Lake City School District Board in July 2001 to fill a vacancy. She later ran for a Board seat and was elected in November 2001. Her current term expires in 2017. Her previous Board experience included serving as president, vice president, and clerk. She has been a resident of the district for 40 years and all six of her children attended Little Lake City schools, as did her grandchildren. Mrs. Zamora also served on the district’s Bilingual Advisory Council.

Mrs. Zamora’s community involvement spans 30 years and includes serving on the city’s Senior Advisory Committee, the Family & Human Advisory Committee, and the Santa Fe Springs Boxing Club. She also served as a city preschool instructional assistant for 26 years.
 
Richard Martinez, Member

Mr. Martinez was first elected to the Little Lake City School District Board in 1999. His current term expires in 2019. His previous Board experience includes serving as President, Vice President and Clerk. He has been a resident of the District for more than 30 years. His three sons attended Little Lake City schools.

Mr. Martinez has been an employee of The Gas Company for 25 over years and currently is a customer service supervisor. He has served on the city of Santa Fe Springs Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, Safe Neighborhood Team, Community Program Committee, and Santa Fe Springs Community Playhouse Board. In 2005 Mr. Martinez and his wife Alma were named Santa Fe Springs Citizens of the Year. He earned his associate’s degree from Cerritos College, and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne.
 
 
Janet Rock, Member

Mrs. Rock was elected to the Little Lake City School District Board in November 2011. Her current term expires in December 2019. Her previous Board experience (2001-2005) includes serving as president and clerk. She has been a resident of the district for over sixty years. In addition to her four adult children, Mrs. Rock's grandchildren have also attended Little Lake schools.

Mrs. Rock has served as an instructional material specialist in two school districts, including Little Lake. Among her contributions to the district she notes implementation of a full-day kindergarten, participation in the Annenburg Project, and membership on the School Site Council and Strategic Planning committee.

Mrs. Rock earned her associate of arts degree in liberal arts from Rio Hondo Community College following her graduation from St. Paul High School.

PRESIDENT

Buchanan, George
Board Member

VICE PRESIDENT

Sandoval, Dora
Board Member

CLERK

Zamora, Hilda
Board Member

MEMBERS

Rock, Janet
Board Member
 
Martinez, Richard
Board Member