Ms. Bobbi Bruesch is currently a Board Member of the Rosemead Kiwanis Club and a Garvey Education Foundation Board Member. She was elected to the Garvey Board of Education in 2002 and re-elected in 2020. Previously a Teacher at Temple Intermediate and Willard Schools for 32 years, Ms. Bruesch initiated several innovative award-winning programs, including a district-wide outdoor education/camping experience, a science fair (which evolved into the National Science Olympiad), a student council leadership program, and a vocabulary improvement curriculum. As Garvey Board of Education Member, she was instrumental in the passage of three school bonds, a district-wide Wellness Program, a college-credit Robotics class, and a community-wide health fair. She also partnered with key players to establish parks at school sites, utilize recycled water on play fields, bring an ELAC satellite campus to a school, and develop an after-school program. As Rosemead City Council Member and Mayor for 14 years, Ms. Bruesch helped establish joint use agreements for city parks and gyms on school playgrounds, increased school police patrols, pre-probation counseling services, Rosemead YES – a multi-jurisdictional disciplinary intervention program, and an anti-violence Media Literacy program.
Paul Duran, Vice President
Trustee Area: 5
Mr. Paul Duran is currently the chair of the Beautification Commission for the City of Rosemead and Vice-President of Programs for the Garvey Council PTA. He was previously a delegate for the 49th Assembly District of California and held numerous leadership positions for both Garvey Council PTA and school PTAs for the Garvey School District. Mr. Duran has had a passion for serving his community for decades. He was appointed to the Garvey Board of Education in 2022 and is currently serving a 4-year term. He has three children in the Garvey School District. His vision is for his children and every student in the Garvey School District to receive a quality education while focusing on the life skills that are relevant in the 21st century in a safe and secure environment. Mr. Duran is a graduate of Platt College in Los Angeles. He received a B.S. degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography with an emphasis on healthcare management.
Andrew J. Yam, Clerk
Trustee Area: 1
Mr. Andrew J. Yam was appointed to serve on the Garvey School Board in 2022. Prior to his appointment to the board, he has been a lifelong volunteer in the Monterey Park community serving on the Monterey Park Library Board of Trustees and the Community Participation Commission. Mr. Yam is also the youngest City Commissioner appointed to the Monterey Park Library Board of Trustees in the City’s history. He is a lifelong resident of Monterey Park having attended local public schools in the City. Mr. Yam received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and is currently pursuing his Master of Public Policy degree at the University of Southern California (USC).
Maureen Chin, Board Member
Trustee Area: 4
Mrs. Maureen Chin currently works in the Alhambra Unified School District and previously worked at Garvey School District. She was elected to the Garvey Board of Education in 2013, and was re-elected in 2020. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mrs. Chin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles. She has lived in the city of San Gabriel for 20 years with her husband and two children. Her daughter is currently a student in the Garvey School District and her son is a former student of the Garvey School District. Mrs. Chin has been actively involved as a parent and volunteer. She is currently the PTA President at Garvey Intermediate and served as PTA President at Monterey Vista the year prior. Mrs. Chin is passionate about education and is committed to working with the district and community to ensure a successful and meaningful education for all students in this unprecedented time.
Ronald Trabanino, Board Member
Trustee Area: 3
Mr. Ronald Trabanino is a dedicated community member for the City of Rosemead where he has been a resident for over twenty-five years. He has worked at the US Postal Service for over twenty years. Mr. Trabanino was elected to serve four-year terms as a Governing Board Member of the Garvey Board of Education in 2013 and 2017, and appointed in 2022. During his first term, Mr. Trabanino was instrumental in launching a districtwide computer science immersion program through the partnership with the Code to the Future, the passage of the $40 million bond, and the hiring of more personnel to serve high-priority students. In his second term, his vision of multilingualism and magnet school has contributed greatly to the re-opening and re-purposing of the Duff Language Magnet Academy in 2018. The Academy offers a dual language plus program to help students develop proficiency in multiple languages in support of the Global California 2030 vision.