Message from Board Member Ilene Straus
Ilene Straus has served on the California State Board of Education since 2011 and currently serves as the Vice President of the Board. She is a Lecturer in the Ed.D. program at the UCLA Graduate School of Education. Straus has led schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels, and educational services as the assistant superintendent, resulting in national distinction as the Disney School of the Year, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, a California Distinguished School, one of the country’s top performing high schools, the California Secondary Principal of the Year and the YWCA Woman of the Year Award. She currently works with site and district leaders supporting a coherent focus on instruction to improve student achievement.