The State of the School District: Igniting Unlimited Possibilities


More than 150 people joined Los Alamitos Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Sherry Kropp and Los Alamitos Education Foundation for the State of the District breakfast on Friday, Oct. 16.

“It was an honor and a privilege for me to share our District highlights with the broader community,” said Dr. Kropp.

This year’s presentation partially focused on the partnership between Los Al Unified and local law enforcement.  Los Alamitos Police Chief Todd Mattern spoke of the School Resource Officer (Cpl. Dan Brandt), who serves on campus at Los Alamitos High School and the many ways he has supported student safety.  OC Sheriff’s Department Capt. Bob Peterson focused on the partnership with the four Rossmoor elementary schools.  Seal Beach Police Chief Joe Stilinovich spoke of their partnership with McGaugh Elementary, Seal Beach’s support in funding the School Resource Officer, and the necessity of monitoring our children on social media.

The audience also heard from the District’s Teacher of the Year, Gina Marie Decker, the California School Employees Association President, Mitch Banales, and PTA Council President, Andrea Hitzke.

In addition to district parents, a strong showing from the PTA groups, staff, administration, school board members and LAEF’s board of directors, prominent community members such as Los Alamitos Mayor Richard Murphy, Seal Beach Mayor Pro Tem David Sloan, Los Al City Manager Bret Plumlee, and representatives from Congressman Alan Lowenthal’s office, Assemblyman Travis Allen’s office, and the cities of Los Alamitos and Seal Beach, and Rossmoor Community Services Division were also in attendance as a strong show of support for education in our community.

“We are delighted to work with Dr. Kropp to provide the community with this opportunity to come together and celebrate our district’s accomplishments.  I am so proud of our district and truly enjoy learning about plans for future educational growth and excellence,” said LAEF Executive Director Carrie Logue.

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The State of the School District: Igniting Unlimited Possibilities