Marty G. Meeden, a 32-year teaching veteran and third-grade teacher at Buena Vista Elementary in the Palmdale School District, is serving his third three-year term on the Board, which expires June 25, 2017.
He is a Board veteran, having filled an unexpired term that ended in 2008.
Meeden is one of two at-large members of the Board. His strong record of advocacy includes serving as co-chair of the CTA State Council of Education Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee, chair of the Council’s American Indian/Alaskan Native Caucus, and chair of the CTA Early Ethnic Identification Minority Development Program.
His leadership activism included serving as president of the Palmdale Elementary Teachers Association. He has been active in the CTA High Desert Service Center Council and served for four years on the school board of the Westside Union School District.
He holds a bachelor’s in liberal studies from California State University-Northridge and a master’s in curriculum and supervision from Pt. Loma Nazarene College, Pasadena campus.
Meeden is the first member of his family to graduate from college, and the first to earn a master’s degree. He is of American Indian descent from California, Paiute, Washoe and Quechan.
He lives in the community of Antelope Acres outside of Lancaster in northern Los Angeles County.
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