Cheers West Edition


Micah Ali, the vice president of the Compton school board, has been selected for two national education leadership positions. He has been elected chair of the Council of Urban Boards of Education and also will serve on the National School Boards Association Board of Directors.

Ali said he welcomes the opportunity to serve and believes that the opportunities will allow him to inform and improve urban educational policy based on the successful model seen in Compton.

“These distinctions are a great honor for Compton and a clear indication of how the turnaround in our schools is being positively viewed,” Ali said.

Ali has served on the Compton school board since 2007.

Bootsie Battle-Holt

Bootsie Battle-Holt, a teacher at Marina Del Rey Middle School & Performing Arts Magnet, has been recognized a 2016-17 Los Angeles County teacher of the year.

The Los Angeles County Office of Education chose Battle-Holt as one of 16 representing the best of 72,000 teachers, countywide.

Battle-Holt was named a top public school teacher for her “exemplary dedication, educational practices and for her professionalism.”

The Los Angeles County Office of Education provides integrated, educational programs and services for students from birth to adulthood.

Compiled by Billie Jordan.

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