About Us

  • Frances Baez
    Local District Superintendent

    Frances Baez is a twin and one of three daughters of an immigrant mother born in Zacatecas, Mexico.  Ms. Baez attended public schools in LA Unified (20th St. ES, San Pedro ES, Bridge, Paul Revere Jr. High and Palisades HS).  She earned her BA at UCLA, Teacher Credential and MA in Educational Administration at California State University and she is in the process of completing her PhD in Urban Leadership at Claremont Graduate University.  Ms. Baez has been an educator for 25 years in LA Unified and has served as a teacher in elementary grades and adult school settings.  She has taught hundreds of students to read and has taught numerous adults, English as a second language and prepared them to take US Citizenship exams.  Her commitment to education led her to become a  faculty member with the University of Phoenix and CSULA in the evenings where she taught teacher credential courses while she led schools as an Assistant Principal and later Principal by day.  One of her accomplishments is leading a school in culminating students fully bilingual, biliterate and bicultural in an area in Watts.  

    As a local district administrator, she has led schools in an increase in academic achievement, graduation, attendance, remote learning  and reclassification.  She launched the Community of Schools model in Local District East and led her own network through the Boyle Heights Community of Schools.  She leads with a social justice lens and makes resource decisions based on equity.  

    As a leader, she has promoted women in leadership efforts as President of the Association of California School Administrators Region 16 and has mentored many principals.  She is a Fellow in the National Institute for Latino School Leaders (NILSL) of UnidosUS where her collaborative research will inform policy for English Learners at the State and National levels.  

    Ms. Baez keeps families and students at the forefront as she sponsors and mentors youth to reach their goals. She leads with her heart, mind and soul and her mission is to remove all obstacles to learner’s success.

    Frances Baez
    Local District Superintendent
    Annabel Cortez
    Administrative Assistant
  • Vision:

    LDC will provide high quality instruction and a coherent and rigorous curriculum in every classroom every day to facilitate meaningful student learning and achievement.


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