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June 12, 1993 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A funny thing happened to educator Sylvia Rousseau on her way to a job as a principal in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She got plucked out of the district by Santa Monica High School to be its new principal, replacing resigning Bernard (Nardy) Samuels. She will be the first African-American and the first woman to lead the school. She was chosen over nearly 80 other candidates by a panel of teachers, parents, students, administrators, staff and community representatives.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2014 | By Stephen Ceasar and Howard Blume
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday appointed a former district administrator to oversee the seat left vacant by the death of member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte in December. In a closed-door meeting, the board selected Sylvia Rousseau, a USC professor and former local superintendent in L.A. Unified, to be a liaison to the board until a special election is held in June. The 5-0 vote was taken in public, following the private meeting, L.A. Unified general counsel David Holmquist said.
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SPORTS
July 25, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
She doesn't look much like a sponge, yet that's what she calls herself. OK, "interim sponge." Last spring, Julie Rousseau got a break that would have been the envy of any high school girls' basketball coach in America. She became an assistant coach in the WNBA, for the Los Angeles Sparks. And since the WNBA is a summer league, she could continue as coach at Los Angeles' Washington High School. "I came here as a sponge," she said Saturday.
SPORTS
July 25, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
She doesn't look much like a sponge, yet that's what she calls herself. OK, "interim sponge." Last spring, Julie Rousseau got a break that would have been the envy of any high school girls' basketball coach in America. She became an assistant coach in the WNBA, for the Los Angeles Sparks. And since the WNBA is a summer league, she could continue as coach at Los Angeles' Washington High School. "I came here as a sponge," she said Saturday.
NEWS
June 10, 1993 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A funny thing happened to educator Sylvia Rousseau on her way to a job as a principal in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She got plucked out of the district by Santa Monica High School to be its new principal, replacing resigning Bernard (Nardy) Samuels. She will be the first African-American and the first woman to lead the school. She was chosen over nearly 80 other candidates by a panel of teachers, parents, students, administrators, staff and community representatives.
NEWS
August 12, 1993 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some students and civil rights advocates at Santa Monica High School are riled up over principal Sylvia Rousseau's new no-hats policy, making her first public move since taking over from Bernard (Nardy) Samuels on July 1 a controversial one. The ban is part of an effort to stem gang violence at the 2,500-student school. It is not all that radical, given that most high schools in the Los Angeles area outlawed hats and other gang-associated garb in recent years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2014 | By Stephen Ceasar and Howard Blume
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday appointed a former district administrator to oversee the seat left vacant by the death of member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte in December. In a closed-door meeting, the board selected Sylvia Rousseau, a USC professor and former local superintendent in L.A. Unified, to be a liaison to the board until a special election is held in June. The 5-0 vote was taken in public, following the private meeting, L.A. Unified general counsel David Holmquist said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1998
State Education Supt. Delaine Eastin and top officials from the Los Angeles Unified School District will speak Sunday in Bel-Air at a public education forum sponsored by the Jewish Federation. The forum will include a series of panel discussions to bring attention to the issues facing parents, students and educators in public school systems, said Michael Hirschfeld, executive director of the federation's Jewish Community Relations Committee.
OPINION
December 23, 2001
Re "New Team, New Hope for School," Dec. 18: I hope Sylvia Rousseau [LAUSD local superintendent] will take the time to visit more of the L.A. schools to see that Locke High School is only one of many that have deplorable conditions for students and teachers as well. I have been in several L.A. and Orange County high schools and I was sickened to see the conditions some of the schools were in. I was recently asked to be a parent volunteer to call other parents on a bond measure to clean up the restrooms and update our aging and decrepit schools.
NEWS
June 20, 1993 | MALIBU
An innovative middle school principal from Stockton will become Malibu High School's principal July 1. Michael Matthews of Delta Sierra Middle School was "the overwhelming top choice of the community panel that interviewed the 10 finalist candidates," said Mary Kay Kamath, a member of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board of education.
NEWS
August 12, 1993 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some students and civil rights advocates at Santa Monica High School are riled up over principal Sylvia Rousseau's new no-hats policy, making her first public move since taking over from Bernard (Nardy) Samuels on July 1 a controversial one. The ban is part of an effort to stem gang violence at the 2,500-student school. It is not all that radical, given that most high schools in the Los Angeles area outlawed hats and other gang-associated garb in recent years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1993 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A funny thing happened to educator Sylvia Rousseau on her way to a job as a principal in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She got plucked out of the district by Santa Monica High School to be its new principal, replacing resigning Bernard (Nardy) Samuels. She will be the first African-American and the first woman to lead the school. She was chosen over nearly 80 other candidates by a panel of teachers, parents, students, administrators, staff and community representatives.
NEWS
June 10, 1993 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A funny thing happened to educator Sylvia Rousseau on her way to a job as a principal in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She got plucked out of the district by Santa Monica High School to be its new principal, replacing resigning Bernard (Nardy) Samuels. She will be the first African-American and the first woman to lead the school. She was chosen over nearly 80 other candidates by a panel of teachers, parents, students, administrators, staff and community representatives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A high-ranking administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District has resigned after clashing with Supt. Roy Romer over personnel changes, officials said Friday. It is the second departure of a top-level employee this month. George McKenna, one of 11 subdistrict superintendents, quit rather than reassign two senior managers as Romer had asked, Romer said. McKenna, who has been in charge of schools in South Los Angeles, will be replaced by Assistant Supt.
NEWS
September 16, 1993
Traffic is down in Santa Monica. But it is still the one environmental condition expected to deteriorate over the coming years, according to a study approved Tuesday by the Santa Monica City Council. The traffic report was part of a Master Environmental Assessment, which studies the condition of the city each year. The study is used to provide base-line data for environmental impact reports. Traffic is down 10% to 20% due in part to the economy and in part to new counting methods.
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