As a decades-long, active champion of public education, and as current President of the Board, Leigh Chavez is qualified and experienced. She is passionate about sustaining and improving the quality of Arcadia schools which are in the top 1% of the best public school districts. Supporting teacher excellence and innovation and fostering a safe and healthy environment for students and families in order to improve learning outcomes for all students is Leigh's priority. A 20+ year resident of Arcadia and a parent of two AUSD graduates, Leigh works collaboratively, listens to the community, and demands fiscal responsibility. She always centers decisions on the success and well-being of students.