Councilwoman Dr. Cynthia Gonzalez grew up in the Southeast City of Huntington Park and graduated from Bell High School. She is the daughter of immigrant parents who taught her the value of hard work. She has lived in the city of Cudahy for over 12 years where she is raising two beautiful and strong daughters.
She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California Santa Barbara. She earned two master’s degrees in education from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Educational Leadership Doctorate from UCLA’s ELP program. In addition to her degrees, she has also earned her administrative credentials from UCLA and UC Berkeley.
Councilwoman Dr. Gonzalez also serves as the Legislative Action Committee Chair for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and is a member of the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles.
She has served LAUSD students and families since 2002 in the capacity of classroom teacher, Title I/Bilingual Coordinator, and School Principal in the communities of Southeast Los Angeles, South Central Los Angeles, Florence-Firestone, and Boyle Heights. She currently works as the Director of Pilot Schools Support and Innovation, supporting 40 Pilot Schools in LAUSD.
Dr. Gonzalez is passionate about creating healthy and safe communities that allow students and families to lead healthy and meaningful lives. In addition to her work with Pilot Schools she leads a Safe Passage collaborative in the Florence-Firestone area aligning resources and support for LAUSD schools. She looks forward to bringing this experience to the residents of Cudahy.