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West Covina Board of Education

The West Covina Unified School District Board of Education is the governing body of the district. Our board is comprised of five elected community members who work together to ensure that all students within our district receive an education of excellence. The board meets regularly to set overarching educational goals, make decisions regarding school policy, evaluate staff, and ensure our district is financially accountable to the public.

 

We welcome the public to attend our regular board meetings, which take place in the district boardroom at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. We will post the agendas for our upcoming meetings at the side of this page no later than the Friday before our meeting. If you would like to approach the board about a concern, please plan to do so during our public call.

Please take a moment to review the West Covina Unified School District Board of Education Norms.

Additional Important Information

According to California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, you have the right to know if members holding public office have economic interests that may affect their ability to lead and make unbiased decisions on your behalf. In order to comply with this ruling, our board members have graciously supplied the following information regarding their economic interest in West Covina.

 

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Eileen Miranda Jimenez
President

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Eileen Miranda Jimenez

Biography

Eileen Miranda Jimenez has worked within the nonprofit industry for over 21 years managing extensive responsibilities in the creation, implementation, evaluation, and financial development of programs focused on education reform, at-risk youth, college prep, teacher recognition, and Latina empowerment. Ms. Miranda has taught, trained, mentored, and advised young people for the past 24 years. Most recently, she worked for HOPE (Hispanics Organized For Political Equality) as their Director of Education Conference Producer. She created, launched, and managed HOPE’s Financial Success Program, an innovative financial literacy program designed to assist women with achieving financial freedom, flexibility, and independence. During her six-year tenancy at HOPE, she produced three annual conferences, two annual fundraisers, the Glass Ceiling Initiative, The Voter Empowerment Workshops, and the Profiles In Leadership publication.

Ms. Miranda Jimenez attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts and majored in psychology. She is an active volunteer who enjoys walking ½ marathons, hiking, reading, family vacations, and getting lost in a good movie. She has been married for over 16 years, owns a home. She and her husband are raising two vibrant young girls and they attend school in the WCUSD.

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Michael Flowers
Vice President

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Michael Flowers

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Michael Flowers, Sr. has been a resident of West Covina for more than 33 years. He served the federal government for 39 years in two capacities: from 1974-1978 he served in the United States Army and from 1979-2014 he served as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service. He retired from the Postal Service in 2014.

Michael was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. His parents instilled in him a strong work ethic. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Army, where he was promoted to Sergeant. He attended Los Angeles Trade Tech and then transferred to Long Beach City College. After the completion of his military service, the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier hired Michael. He then moved to West Covina to be close to his older brother, who was raising his children in the city and spoke highly of it. Michael loved this city so much, he decided to set roots, marry, and raise his children here as well. Today, five different households of Michael’s immediate family members reside in West Covina.

Michael married Antoinette, in 1985 and they have three children; Tracie (wife, mother of three, and school teacher), Michael Jr. (father and college student) and Ariel (college student).

Over the years as a letter carrier, Michael’s job afforded him the opportunity to be accessible to the community. He was given the opportunity to listen and understand the concerns of the citizens. Because of the close relationships he established, he is involved in community activities that are designed to bond the citizens and increase awareness within the community, such as Neighborhood Watch.

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Daniel C. Monarrez
Clerk

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Daniel C. Monarrez

Biography

Daniel Monarrez has long been associated with education. Currently an assistant principal at a neighboring high school, Mr. Monarrez received his bachelor’s degree in political science at UCLA, a single subject teaching credential from Cal State LA, and his administrative credential from Cal Poly Pomona. He has taught history and English language development for ten years at the middle and high school levels. He has been an assistant principal for nine years now. His wife of twenty-one years is also an educator at a nearby district. He has two children, a son who is attending Long Beach State studying communications and a daughter who attends Edgewood High School.

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Camie Poulos
Member

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Camie Poulos

Biography

Camie has been serving on the West Covina Unified School Board since April of 1999, including three terms as Board President in 2002, 2005 and 2016. She attended Orangewood, Willowood, and Edgewood High School, graduating in 1976. While at Edgewood, Camie became interested in Early Childhood Education and began her community service. Now, she is the advisor for West Covina High School LEOS Service Club.

Camie has also served as Parents Place President, CAC representative, a Lions Cub Member/Leos Advisor, and as Church/Women's Ministry Coordinator.

Camie has been employed as an accounting clerk for Travis Brown, CPAs since 1985. Prior to that, she worked in the early childhood field as a Preschool Director.

She currently attends the USC University Affiliated Program and has a LEND Advanced Certificate. She studied Child Development at Pacific Oaks College from 1984-85 and received her AS Degree in Child Development from Mt. San Antonio College in 1980.

A life-long resident of West Covina, Camie enjoys life with her husband, Christopher, who has his law practice here in West Covina and her son, William, who is currently attending a specialized program at Mt. San Antonio College.

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Jessica C. Shewmaker
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Jessica C. Shewmaker

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Ms. Shewmaker has been a resident of West Covina for more than 19 years. She attended Edgewood Middle School and graduated from West Covina High School. After graduation, Jessica studied International Relations, Business, and Paralegal Studies.

In college, Jessica represented students while working with the California State Assembly and senate on education issues. During this time, she continued to keep in touch with the teachers and staff of the school district and community members, developing an even deeper appreciation and understanding of the many sides of the issues affecting the community and education in the district. Elected in November 2005, she has the distinction of being the youngest elected board member in WCUSD's history. During her first term on the West Covina School Board, Jessica has not only served as president of the board and board clerk, but serves as one of the two West Covina School Board members on the district/city advisory committee. This committee of school board and city council members works to coordinate activities and develop solutions for the community involving the locally elected city council and school boards. Jessica is also a member of the board of management for the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program. This board is responsible for public education services, which provide practical, hands-on career preparation and career guidance to residents in seven local school districts.

Jessica Shewmaker prides herself in being open and accessible to members of the community, working tirelessly to improve the education of the children in the school district and coming prepared to board meetings in order to handle district business. For the last five years, Jessica has worked for a local law firm as a paralegal handling construction, real estate, family law, and business issues.


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Audio Recordings


Audio recordings of our regular board meetings are available here for your convenience. If you wish to listen to recordings from this past year, please click on the button below.

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If you wish to access an audio recording for a board meeting from more than a year ago, please visit our Audio Recording Archive below.

Audio Recording Archive

Upcoming Meeting Agenda

Board Policies

For questions regarding our district policies, please refer to these Board of Education adopted policies.

 

Past Meeting Agendas

If you missed our last meeting, you’ll find our agendas available here in PDF format. We also include the board meeting minutes from the previous meeting in the following meeting's agenda.

Audio recordings of our board meetings are available at the bottom of this page.