Fenton Eng began his term on the Board of Education in 2013. He and his wife have been residents of Arcadia for over a decade, and both of their two children attended Arcadia schools. Committed to the growth and advancement of youth, Fenton has been an active parent volunteer at all levels, from elementary school through high school, serving in leadership roles with the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), including being president of the Arcadia High School PTA, the Arcadia National Little League, Boy Scouts, the San Gabriel Presbyterian Church, the How Can We Help Foundation, and the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. After working in advertising and founding and operating his own agency for many years, Fenton now works as a consultant for small businesses and operates a Kung Fu school in Arcadia.
Cung Nguyen has served on the Board of Education since 2007. He was the board president in 2009-10 and 2013-14 and served as the district liaison to the Los Angeles County Schools Trustees Association from 2007-09, the City of Arcadia’s Joint Use Commission, and the Arcadia High School Athletic Booster Club from 2012-2014. He also served as the district liaison to the Arcadia Music Club for the 2014-15 school year. Cung is a senior civil engineer with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works and is a former president of the American Society of Civil Engineers – Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch. He and his wife, Lan, are active with the Parent-Teacher Association, theater program, the American Youth Soccer Organization, and Boy Scouts – and are the proud parents of three sons who attend Arcadia schools.
Lori Phillipi has had a long volunteer career with Arcadia schools and has served on the Board of Education since 2007. She has also served in many Parent-Teacher Association executive board positions, including president at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and is a past trustee of the Arcadia Educational Foundation. Lori grew up in Arcadia and wanted her two children to benefit from the same high-quality education she enjoyed. She is a University of California, Los Angeles graduate and has worked in human resources and real estate. Lori is an advocate for children and public education. She believes our highest priority is building a strong community to ensure that our children have the care and support they need to be happy and successful in life, college, and career.
Kay Kinsler began her term on the Board of Education in 2011 after a lengthy volunteer career with Arcadia schools. She has served in executive board roles, including president of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) at the elementary, middle and high schools, as well as president of Arcadia Council PTA and Foothills Middle School Music Club. Kay grew up in the San Gabriel Valley and moved to Arcadia for the schools. She has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and worked in manufacturing management before retiring to raise her children. An advocate for public education, Kay believes in the importance of, and responsibility to provide, a quality public education for individual and societal well-being.
Leigh Chavez began her term on the Arcadia Unified Board of Education in 2017. Upon moving to Arcadia with her family in 2000 for its renowned school district, Leigh has been an active school and community volunteer. In her almost 20 years in Arcadia, she has served in many Parent-Teacher Association executive board positions at the elementary, middle, and high school levels as well as on Council PTA. Leigh is a former president of the Arcadia High School Music Club and a member of the Citizen’s Oversight Committee for Measure A in 2013-14. Upon graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Leigh worked in hotel management and human resources before making the decision to stay home with her sons, both of whom are Arcadia graduates and attend Harvard and Princeton Universities. A strong advocate for public education, Leigh believes that the vitality of AUSD directly impacts our community and families.
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