About the Board Member
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Doretta N. Thompson
Trustee Area #1
Term of Office: December 2018 through December 2022
Doretta Thompson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, moving to the Eastside Union School District boundaries over 17 years ago. She is a single mother to her 31-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son. She has two grandsons, ages 7 and 9 years old.
Ms. Thompson began working for Los Angeles County at the age of 19 as a custodian with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). After serving several years with LACOE she accepted permanent employment with the Los Angeles County Probation Department. She currently serves as a Deputy Probation Officer for the agency.
Earning a Bachelor's degree in Human Services, and a Master's degree in Business Administration, Ms. Thompson's perseverance and dedication to education has been a pinnacle to her success. She is a certified Violence Intervention facilitator, a certified Parent Project facilitator, and Chief Executive Officer of "Against All Odds I Will Self Actualize, Inc." Ms. Thompson started this nonprofit Family Crisis Center out of her passion to educate youth, families, and communities. She believes that as she has, many others can overcome obstacles and boundaries to individual success.
Dedicated to her vision that students of the Eastside Union School District represent what is best about the Antelope Valley and our country, Ms. Thompson is working tirelessly to raise test scores and lower expulsion rates. She is confident that collectively we can raise the bar, set and enforce standards that provide quality-learning opportunities to our students.