Marilyn Koziatek, who is currently leading the school’s community outreach department, is running for a seat on the District 3 LAUSD School Board, which covers the north and west San Fernando Valley.
Koziatek was born in Louisiana and has lived all across not only the nation but the world, including Oklahoma, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sierra Leone. She moved to Los Angeles 20 years ago to attend the University of Southern California, graduating with a degree in Business Administration.
Working with community outreach, Koziatek is in charge of building relationships for the school with community leaders, the media, and businesses. She locates volunteer and work opportunities for students, which allow them real-world experiences.
Her department also manages communication and the digital footprint for the school. She launched the school’s first mobile app a few years ago.
Outside of the school, Kozatek chairs the Education Committee at the Valley Industry Commerce Association, sits on the 38th Assembly Education Advisory Committee, and volunteers with the Children’s Hunger Fund.
All of these experiences lend Koziatek the experience needed to be on the School Board, a vital role in ensuring high-quality education in the public school system. The Board guarantees that the school district implements new policy decisions, increases staff, builds community schools, and hires the superintendent.
If Koziatek acquires this position on the Board, she will continue to promote change.
Koziatek’s campaign advocates for fair teacher pay, improved technical education, and school safety. Utilizing her position here on campus, she will use her background to help build stronger relationships between the district, parents, and the community. Most importantly, Koziatek’s campaign promises to provide all students with every possible opportunity to succeed.
“The reason I am running is because I am a mom and I want to ensure that our School Board never compromises on providing high-quality education to our school children, for my children and all children. I want to advocate fiercely and relentlessly for students to ensure they have a representative on the School Board that cares deeply for their success, both in school and for what comes after graduation,” Koziatek said.