Board of Education

Henry Lo, Board President
Mr.Henry Lo was elected to the Garvey Board of Education in 2003 and re-elected in 2007 and 2011.  A graduate of Colby College in Maine. Henry has worked in public service for the past 13 years and was previously a staffer for State Senator Gloria Romero from 1999 to 2010.  Henry has served as Board liaison to the District's Head Start Policy Committee and was instrumental in initiating and implementing the Garvey Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves the students of the district. Since the Foundation began, it has raised over $40,000 for Garvey District academic and extra curriculum programs.  Henry was also very actively involved in the successful 2004 Bond Q campaign. He is very supportive of community partnerships in education and efforts for student achievement in every school of the Garvey School District.
 M. Chin
Maureen Chin, Board Vice President
Ms. Maureen Chin was elected to the Garvey Board of Education in 2013.
 R. Trabanino
Ronald Trabanino, Board Clerk

Mr. Trabanino was elected to the Garvey School Board of Education in 2013.

Bob Bruesch, Board Member
Mr. Bob Bruesch was elected as a member of the Garvey Board of Education in 2013 to a four-year term. In 2003 he was elected to a two year term and reelected two times to four- year terms in 2005 and 2009. Before his election to the School Board, Mr. Bruesch was a teacher in the District. A graduate of Whittier College, Mr. Bruesch has been actively
involved in the initiation and implementation of the Garvey Education Foundation and has a high interest in developing community partnerships and support from organizations such as the Kiwanis Club. While teaching at several District schools, Bob developed camping and youth clubs for students. Bob was a former member of the Rosemead City Council and also served as Mayor of the city. He was a semifinalist for State Teacher of the Year, inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in 1997, and a Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award winner in 1994. Mr. Bruesch was also awarded the Lewis Hine National Friend of Youth plaque in 2001

M. Janet Chin, Board Member
Mrs. M. Janet Chin was re-elected to the Garvey Board of Education in 2011 to a four-year term. She is an advocate of the youth and has founded a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for youth service learning projects.  Janet is an U.S. Army Veteran, former actress and casting director, and has a degree in Business Production/Communications.  Using techniques as a social entrepreneur, she believes that community partnerships, parent involvement, and after-school programs are key to whole child success.  Janet has been honored with many service awards, including Los Angeles Bilingual Directors Association Award, Congressional Women of Distinction Award, Parent Volunteer of the Year, and National Defense Medal.  She has served as the Vice President of the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association and is an avid volunteer in schools and community libraries.  Mrs. Chin is a Neighborhood Watch Captain, and a member of the Community Emergency Response Team. Janet continues to encourage children to "take ownership of their community" and parents to get involved in their child's life-long education.