"Over the course of more than 30 years, [Michelle King] has led reform efforts to increase graduation rates, strengthen academic rigor and promote restorative justice,'' Her historic selection will bring the first woman of color to this key leadership role, inspiring thousands of girls throughout our city. I am eager to partner with her in this new role as we work to improve outcomes for all students in Los Angeles.''
- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
The board of education voted unanimously to name King the new superintendent of the nation's second largest school district.
"What a historic moment this is," LAUSD board President Steven Zimmer said. "A daughter of our city, a student and graduate of LAUSD, a teacher from our schools, a principal from our system, a leader of our community will now take the helm with us together to lead this district, our schools and our community for breakthroughs in public education for the students that need us the most."