Statement from the Los Angeles Unified School District On the Passing of Dr. Michelle King (02-02-19)
Statement from the Los Angeles Unified School District On the Passing of Dr. Michelle King
On behalf of the entire Los Angeles Unified family, we are deeply saddened to share that our beloved former Superintendent, Dr. Michelle King, has passed away.
Words cannot begin to describe the sorrow we feel, the love we shared with – and for – Dr. King, and the lasting impact she had on our communities. Her dedication to uplift every student, family and employee within Los Angeles Unified was second to none.
As a Los Angeles Unified graduate, parent, life-long educator, and the first African American woman to lead the district, Dr. King was truly an inspiration. She was a collaborative and innovative leader who broke down barriers to create more equitable opportunities for every student. Her warmth, love and generosity transformed countless lives and left a legacy that will continue to impact us for generations.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to Dr. King’s daughters, parents and brother, as well as all of her family and friends whose lives she so deeply and positively touched.