Office of LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin
Nick Melvoin has spent his career fighting for our city’s schoolchildren. He believes that together, with the right leadership, we can ensure that every student in Los Angeles has the opportunity to succeed. Born and raised on the Westside of LA, Nick served as a seventh and eighth grade English teacher at Markham Middle School, an LAUSD campus in Watts. In addition to serving as a teacher, Nick worked in the Obama White House with the Domestic Policy Council and the US Attorney’s office where he took part in various civil rights investigations as a legal clerk. Before his election on May 16, 2017, Nick led and facilitated efforts by students, parents, teachers, and community members to rethink and shape the future of our city’s schools. He is also an adjunct professor at LMU where he teaches teachers how to improve their own advocacy in the classroom. In working for nonprofits such as Teach Plus and Educators 4 Excellence, Nick helps to improve the support teachers across the state receive before and during their time in the classroom, as well as amplify teacher voice in policy-making.
As the second largest school district in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) enrolls more than 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, at over 900 schools, and over 225 public charter schools. The boundaries spread over 720 square miles and include Los Angeles as well as all or parts of 31 smaller municipalities plus several unincorporated sections of Southern California. Nick represents Los Angeles Unified Board District 4 which includes the communities of Brentwood, Del Rey, East Hollywood, Encino, Hollywood, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista, Tarzana, Topanga, Westchester, West Hollywood, Westwood, Woodland Hills & Venice.
Nick campaigned on a platform to LIGHT a path toward a new system of public schools in LA, which includes:
· Local Control and Autonomy
· Innovation and Creative Thinking
· Great Choices for All Families
· Human Capital Development and Support, and
· Transparency and Accountability.
We will fight to help ensure every family in this district has high-quality school options and that every child in Los Angeles has the opportunity to attain an excellent education.