Marilyn Koziatek

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Marilyn Elizabeth Koziatek
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BornFebruary 14, 1981
Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationB.S., Business Administration at University of Southern California Master's Degree, Johns Hopkins University
OccupationDirector of Development and Communications, Granada Hills Charter High School
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Michael J. Koziatek
Children2
Websitewww.marilynforvalleyschools.com

Marilyn Elizabeth Koziatek (born February 14, 1981) is an entrepreneur, public education professional, and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education candidate to represent Los Angeles Unified School District.[1] Board District 3 includes Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Granada Hills, Lake Balboa, Reseda, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Mission Hills, Porter Ranch, Studio City, Tarzana, Valley Glen, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Winnetka.[2]

Koziatek is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020 after advancing from the primary election on March 3, 2020.[3] Koziatek is the only board member candidate who currently works in a public school with two children enrolled in LAUSD.[4] She is endorsed by Los Angeles Daily News,[5] LAUSD School Board Member Mónica García, former Mayor of Los Angeles Richard Riordan, among others.[6]

Early Life and Education

Koziatek was born in Louisiana.[7] Her family instilled in her a deep belief in serving others and speaking up against injustice.[8] When she was a child, her family travelled the world on humanitarian missions, building schools and opening prenatal clinics in Africa, Pakistan, and Nepal.[9] During that time, Koziatek and her family evacuated from Sierra Leone in the middle of a civil war.[10]

Koziatek’s mom and dad were both the first in their families to attend college. Koziatek’s father is a U.S. Army veteran and her mother is a retired caregiver.[11]

Koziatek graduated Latin honors from the University of Southern California where she majored in business administration and earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.[12]

Career

Koziatek is a former small business owner who founded three companies.[13] She currently leads the tutoring and enrichment department at Granada Hills Charter High School, one of the highest-performing schools in California.[14]

Through her work at Granada Hills Charter High School, Koziatek has spoken on a range of education issues.[15] She facilitated a program to give students new Chromebooks[16] and launched the school's first mobile app.[17] Koziatek manages grants to bring resources to the classroom. She has generated hundreds of thousands of additional funds for Granada Hills to support STEM initiatives and the arts.

Community Involvement

Koziatek chairs the Education Committee at the Valley Industry & Commerce Association, sits on the 38th Assembly District Education Advisory Committee,[18] and is a member of the Parent–teacher association at her children’s public elementary school in Chatsworth.[19]

References

  1. "Marilyn Koziatek". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  2. "About / About Board District 3". http. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  3. "The fight will go on in union-versus-charter contests for L.A. school board". Los Angeles Times. 2020-03-04. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  4. "Staff Directory | Granada Hills Charter High School". www.ghchs.com. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  5. "Elect Marilyn Koziatek to the LAUSD school board in District 3". Daily News. 2020-08-28. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  6. "Endorsements". Marilyn Koziatek for School Board 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  7. "Marilyn Koziatek is running for school board". The Plaid Press. 2020-02-21. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  8. "LAUSD BD3 Candidate Marilyn Koziatek: Parents 'want a voice and a seat at the table'". Speak Up. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  9. "LAUSD BD3 Candidate Marilyn Koziatek: Parents 'want a voice and a seat at the table'". Speak Up. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  10. "LAUSD BD3 Candidate Marilyn Koziatek: Parents 'want a voice and a seat at the table'". Speak Up. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  11. "Meet Marilyn Koziatek, Champion for Valley Schools". Marilyn Koziatek for School Board 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  12. "Marilyn Koziatek". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  13. "Marilyn Koziatek's profile on International Association of Women". www.iawomen.com. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  14. "U.S. News & World Report".
  15. "Marilyn Koziatek is presenting at the 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference". California Charter Schools Conference. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  16. "Granada Hills Charter High School Students Receive Laptops". The San Fernando Valley Sun. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  17. "New app keeps Granada Hills Charter High School on the same page – with one swipe". Daily News. 2018-04-08. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  18. "LAUSD BD3 Candidate Marilyn Koziatek: Parents 'want a voice and a seat at the table'". Speak Up. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  19. "Meet Marilyn Koziatek, Champion for Valley Schools". Marilyn Koziatek for School Board 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-14.

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