Kim Kenne Elected President of Pasadena School Board

From the Pasadena Unified School District

Kimberly Kenne was elected president of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education, Roy Boulghourjian was elected vice president and Larry Torres was elected clerk at the board’s annual organizational meeting May 2, 2016.

Kim Kenne Pic“I’m honored to serve the students, families, community and staff in the role of board president and to work with my fellow board members and our superintendent to increase transparency, develop shared leadership with our families and staff and continue to build community trust in PUSD,” said Board President Kenne.

Ms. Kenne was originally elected to the Board in 2011 and re-elected in 2013 to represent District 1. She has been actively involved as a parent leader at the school site, district, and state levels since her children started kindergarten at Burbank Elementary. A systems integration expert by profession, Ms. Kenne combines her passion for genuine parent engagement in education with a commitment to compliance with state and federal law when it comes to spending public dollars. She lives in Altadena.

Following the election of Kenne as board president, Mr. Boulghourjian was elected vice president and Mr. Torres was elected clerk.

Mr. Boulghourjian was elected to the Board of Education in 2015 and represents District 2.  He served as Board clerk in the last year.  A 30-year resident of Pasadena, he is a professor and Department Chair at Mt. Sierra College in Monrovia, California. He has served as a Board member on the Pasadena Educational Foundation and the Measure TT Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.

Mr. Torres was also elected to the Board in 2015 and represents District 6. A National Board Certified Teacher, Mr. Torres grew up in nearby Eagle Rock before moving east to attend college. Mr. Torres has served on school site councils at Sierra Madre Elementary School, Sierra Madre Middle School and Pasadena High School since 1999. He lives in Sierra Madre.

“I am excited to work with President Kenne and the Board to continue to move the district’s strategic directives forward,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald.