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Meet the Board of Education

Meet the Board of Education

Bryan Wong, Board President

Bryan has two boys who attend Monrovia High School. He has lived in Monrovia for the last sixteen years and grew up in South Pasadena.  Bryan earned his BS degree in Economics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.

He currently serves as the Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of The American Homeownership Foundation (TAHF) since the corporation's inception in 1998. TAHF's mission revolves around affordable housing and is active in Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri and Iowa. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Los Angeles National Bank.  He has served on the Monrovia Unified School District's Board of Education since 2003.

Contact Bryan by phone at:(626) 688-8233 or by email at: bwong@monroviaschools.net
Terrence Williams, Board Vice-President
Terrence Williams believes in advocating and aligning himself with the students, parents, teachers and staff so the focus continues to be on providing the resources we need in the classroom. Terrence wants to utilize his passion to better prepare students for future success. Terrence has been a Monrovian for 24 years and has been actively serving in the community as a dedicated community leader for over 15 years. He and his wife, Bobbie, have four children, two of whom are past graduates of our district and two others are currently attending Monrovia schools. Prior to being elected to the Governing Board of Education of Monrovia Unified School District in November 2013, Terrence served and continues to serve as a volunteer of various committees and groups:
 
• Monrovia Schools Foundation – Board Member
• Monrovia Kiwanis Club - Member
• Monrovia Arcadia Duarte (MAD) Town Council - Member
• Community Mediation Team (CMT)
• Monrovia Community Coordinating Council
• Parent/Teacher/Student Association (PTSA)
• MHS Football & Basketball play-by-play announcer

Terrence was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He moved to Monrovia in June 1989, and is currently a local business owner.

Terrence can be reached by phone at (626) 216-6758 or via email twilliams@monroviaschools.net
Ed Gililland, Board Clerk
Ed and his wife Connie have lived in and loved Monrovia for over 15 years. Ed has worked tirelessly to make Monrovia a better community and to help Monrovia Schools be the outstanding schools they are.

Ed’s children and step children have attended schools in Monrovia at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. During their years in Monrovia schools, both Ed and Connie volunteered frequently at each of the school sites. Connie is the Director of a private pre-school with a keen focus on child development.

Ed became a school board member in 2005 after serving many years on the following Committees and groups:

  • Monrovia Unified School District Policy and Agenda Cabinet
  • Monrovia Unified School District School-wide Planning Team
  • Monrovia Unified School District Advisory Committee
  • Monrovia High School Site Council
  • Monrovia High School Academic Booster Club
  • Monrovia High School Big M Booster Club
  • Monrovia High School United Parents for Students
  • PTA

Ed is a civil engineer who worked for the US Forest Service for almost 40 years before retiring. That work entailed management of construction and resource management projects across the United States as well as serving on National Fire Teams. He continues to help with Forest Service projects and fire information when the need arises.

Ed says “Monrovia is a unique and wonderful place. Our schools must be unique and wonderful places where our children can learn to reach for the stars and achieve great things.”

Contact Ed by phone at:(626) 359-2197 or by email at: edgililland5@gmail.com

Chris Rich, Board Member
Contact Chris by email at selasdad@earthlink.net.
 
Rob Hammond, Board Member

Rob Hammond was elected to the Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education in November of 2011. Prior to being elected to the School Board. Rob served the community as Mayor and City Councilmember where he supported the collaborative efforts of the City of Monrovia and Monrovia Unified School District. He was a founding member of Monrovia Reads, started the Y.E.S. (Youth Employment Services) Program to provide paid summer internships for Monrovia youth, and spearheaded the creation of string music classes. Rob believes that strong schools are the backbone of the community and should offer learning opportunities that meet the growing demands of a changing world.

Rob was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. He moved to Monrovia in 1986, and has been a local business owner for 25 years. Rob is married with two children who attended Monrovia schools.

Rob can be reached at (626) 358-2114 (office) or robhammondlender@gmail.com