Steven Zimmer, who represents schools in Westchester, Del Rey, Venice and Mar Vista in District 4 of the Los Angeles Unified School District, has been appointed as the school board’s vice president.
Zimmer won reelection in March against Mar Vista resident Kate Anderson, despite an unprecedented infusion of outside money from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other supporters of the charter school movement.
He was chosen for the two-year term by new LAUSD Board President Richard Vladovic, who defeated Tamar Galatzan by a 5-2 board vote.
Zimmer, who has never been a fan of using tests scores to evaluate educators, addressed that topic during his formal swearing-in ceremony.
“We should never be data driven. We should be data informed and student driven. We should avoid the seduction of easy answers,” he said.