Montebello USD

Amanda Morrell, Board President; Crystal Turner, Superintendent; Glen Yermo Leadership Team, Nine Teachers; Sara Blomquist, PTA President; Laura Ott, Assistant Superintendent; Debi Greer, Teacher; Michael Gomez and Lis Graham, Principals

Montebello USD became the first district in California to establish a comprehensive K-12 ethnic and gender studies plan. The Montebello USD program is multiethnic, intersectional and provides students with the skills to understand and address historical oppression and inequality. Students are highly engaged in the course and teachers report that the knowledge and critical-thinking skills students develop are transferred throughout the high school curriculum.