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Meet the Board of Education

Meet the Board of Education

Rob Hammond, Board President

 

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) 841-0791 or rhammond@monroviaschools.net
Bryan Wong, Board Vice 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
Maritza Travanti, Board Clerk

 

Maritza Travanti is married to Neil Travanti and together they have two daughters, one of whom is a student at Clifton Middle School.

Maritza’s past experience as a School Site Council Chair at Bradoaks Elementary, School Site Council Vice-Chair at Clifton Middle School, PTSA Auditor at Clifton Middle School and many volunteer school hours along with years of government and policy experience inspired her to continue to make a difference with Monrovia Unified Education.

In her professional life, Maritza holds the position of Supervisory Program Analyst in Disclosure Policy and Training with the Internal Revenue Service where she has served for 29 years.  

Specialized experience:

  • Board of Education Liaison to the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) both in English and in Spanish. 2019/2020
  • Board of Education Liaison to the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce 2019/2020
  • Co-Chair for Inaugural “State of the Schools” address and presenter.  2019/2020
  • Spearheaded Anti-Vaping Campaign for the youth of Monrovia (on-going initiative)
  • California School Board Association Conference 2019 – Speaker panel on our Wellness Centers, Community and Organization partnerships
  • Masters in Governance seminar - 2019

Maritza was elected into office in November 2018, and is bilingual (English/Spanish).

Contact Maritza by phone at (626) 824-0826, or email at mtravanti@monroviaschools.net.

Selene Lockerbie, Board Member

 

Selene Lockerbie is a Southern California native. Selene and her family are proud long-time residents of Monrovia, and her children have been enrolled in Monrovia Unified Schools since pre-school.


Selene is a Girl Scout leader and has served on School Site Council and the PTA Board at Monroe Elementary. She is currently a volunteer at Mayflower Elementary.
 
Selene was elected to the School Board in November of 2018, and looks forward to working passionately with parents, teachers, community members, and her fellow Board members to make Monrovia Schools exemplary.

Contact Selene by email at slockerbie@monroviaschools.net.
Ed Gililland, Board Member
 
Ed and his wife Connie have lived in and loved Monrovia for over 24 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, stepchildren, and grandchildren 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.
 
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 retired after working for the US Forest Service for over 40 years.
 
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. I am committed to insuring we have World Class Schools because we really do have World Class Students. 
 
Contact Ed by phone at: (626) 359-2197 or by email at: edgililland5@gmail.com.