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.
Janet Chew has been volunteering with Arcadia Unified School District since she and her family moved to Arcadia in 1992, and her two children graduated from Arcadia schools. She has served on the Board of Education since 2007, holding the positions of president, vice president, and clerk. She is involved with the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and served on the PTA executive boards for 18 consecutive years, including three terms as PTA president. Janet is also actively involved in service to her church and community. Janet received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from University of California, San Francisco and is currently working for an independent pharmacy in Arcadia. She is a passionate child advocate and foster parent, and has traveled overseas on medical missions.
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 is currently serving 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.
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.
Board Goals 2015-2016
Regular Board of Education Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Arcadia Education Center, 150 South Third Avenue, Arcadia, unless noted otherwise.
The first Tuesday is a Business Meeting, conducted in the Board Room. The fourth Tuesday is a Board Study Session, generally held in the Board Room.
The Agenda for each meeting will be posted on this website on the Friday prior to the Board Meeting.
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