Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) superintendent David L. Brewer III has announced the appointment of Michelle King as superintendent of Local District 3, which serves the communities of Mar Vista, Playa del Rey, Westchester and Windsor Hills, Baldwin Hills, West Los Angeles and the Central Los Angeles region.

“I am pleased to welcome Michelle King as Superintendent of Local District 3,” said Brewer. “With her strong background as an instructional leader and her commitment to providing a world-class education for every student, Ms. King will help further transform Local District 3 schools.”

“I look forward to continuing my leadership role in ensuring that the district advances toward restoring confidence in our public school system,” said King. “An ongoing theme of my administration has been marked by significantly increased test scores, higher parent engagement and strong community and business relations. I am eager and committed to working collaboratively with every Local District 3 stakeholder.”

King joined the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1984 as a teacher at Orville Wright Middle School in Westchester. In 1997, she was named assistant principal of secondary student services at Hamilton High School.

During her tenure, student achievement improved in all subgroups as evidenced by growth on the California Academic Performance Index (API). In July 2005, she was appointed assistant superintendent of health and human services.

Currently, King is the acting interim chief instructional officer, responsible for curriculum, instruction and assessment at the district’s secondary schools and a number of alternative school programs.

King’s appointment as Local District 3 Superintendent is effective February 15th.