East Whittier City School District
Los Nietos Names Parent Volunteer to Board of Trustees
Whittier, CA – The Los Nietos Board of Trustees has appointed Evelyn Avdalyan as its newest member, swearing her in Oct. 11 to replace former trustee Marisa B. Hernandez.
Avdalyan, a 15-year member of the Los Nietos community and active parent, was selected at an Oct. 4 Board meeting. She was among three finalists interviewed by Los Nietos trustees.
“We are pleased to welcome Evelyn to our Board,” Los Nietos Superintendent Jonathan Vasquez said. “Evelyn is a passionate member of our community who has long been dedicated to strengthening Los Nietos, and that will only continue in her new role.”
Hernandez stepped down Sept. 15 after moving out of the District boundaries; Avdalyan will complete the remainder of a four-year term that ends in November 2017.
“Marisa brought a great enthusiasm and spirit during her tenure, and we are truly thankful for all the great contributions she made in building an achievement culture,” Vasquez said.
Avdalyan has served on the Parent Teacher Club (PTC) at Aeolian Elementary, where her sixth-grade son attends. The PTC consists of parents, teachers, staff and volunteers who facilitate communication between the community groups and support the school’s educators.
“Working alongside teachers has given me a unique perspective into the challenges our community faces in educating our kids,” Avdalyan said. “We all share the common goal of getting the best out of our children and I look forward to reaching that objective in collaboration with the Board, parents, our four schools and 1,700 students.”
Avdalyan credits her five years in the U.S. Air Force to helping her establish an exemplary work ethic. She works at a law firm and her familiarity with legal documents is a welcomed skillset to the Board.
“Evelyn has a lot of special attributes that will serve the Board well, and we’re excited to work with her,” Los Nietos Board Member Emilio Sosa said. “She was already a valuable member of the Los Nietos family and now she has an even greater platform to benefit our District.”