Superintendent of Schools
Doing Great Things for Our Students
A parent is a child’s first teacher. It is because of this critical role that the Redondo Beach Unified School District (RBUSD) staff works to involve all parents and guardians in a child’s education. Research shows that parent participation is a critical component to individual student success. In RBUSD, we work with families across the city to build enhanced relationships between the classroom and home through the assistance of our two parent/guardian groups. The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a strong advocate for all of our students and serves as a districtwide cohesive voice. They are able to assist with the distribution and representation of the district’s message and vision. Parents within this organization serve as central eyes and ears, providing key leadership at each of our sites. The issues around schooling can be sensitive at times, and this group collectively assists with balancing staff and community interests. These members even stood in unity when the staff protested the state’s continued cuts to public education!
Redondo Beach Educational Foundation (RBEF) provides the “icing on the cake” for our schools’ instructional programs. The dollars raised by this hardworking group provide value-added activities and opportunities in our educational community. Year after year, donations and fund-raising have increased on behalf of all our students. Like PTA, this is a volunteer-based group, and, as a nonprofit organization, they tirelessly work to provide rich learning experiences for our city’s youth.
To all who work and team with staff and students within our district, we appreciate you! We would like to especially recognize RB Council PTA President Patti DiLeva and RBEF President Hanh Archer. The continued synergy of RBEF and PTA creates enriched school learning communities and a stronger focus on what matters most— the success of each and every RBUSD child. If you have yet to join your PTA or RBEF, please do so. They DO great things for our students.
Steven Keller, Ed.D.
Proud Superintendent of Schools