The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) Governing Board concluded its December 11 Regular Meeting, unveiling a new organizational structure that promises a robust leadership framework for the upcoming year. In a collective decision reflective of their dedication to the community, the board members voted in favor of Ricardo Favela as the new Governing Board President. Suzanne Lundin was appointed Vice President, while Mary McBride will serve as Clerk, bringing together a team rich in experience, vision, and dedication.
Ricardo Favela, an esteemed figure in the Fallbrook community, steps into the role of Governing Board President, poised to lead the district with his remarkable leadership acumen and unwavering commitment to enhancing educational standards. As a native of Fallbrook, Favela boasts deep-seated connections and extensive engagement with the community spanning decades, characterized by his influential leadership and advocacy efforts. Favela’s passion for the district’s success is not only professional but also personal, with his three children actively enrolled in Fallbrook Schools. His profound dedication to fostering excellence in education aligns seamlessly with his personal investment in the future of the community’s youth.
Reflecting on his appointment, Ricardo Favela expressed, “I am very honored and excited to step into this role, especially at this moment. With our new superintendent and district leadership, there is renewed energy and focus on student achievement and success. We are already witnessing progress, and I am confident that we will continue to improve. I am proud to be part of such a dynamic team effort working to move our district forward together.”
Suzanne Lundin, stepping into the role of Vice President, offers invaluable expertise in strategic planning and organizational development, essential resources for the board’s success. Her extensive background in these areas ensures a robust framework for guiding the district towards its goals. Mary McBride, appointed as Clerk, brings a diverse educational journey to the board. With experience as a Spanish teacher, teacher’s aide, preschool teacher, and six years of devoted service as a classroom volunteer, McBride’s multifaceted involvement in education enriches the board’s perspective on student needs and community engagement.
FUESD Superintendent Monika Hazel shared her enthusiasm for the future of FUESD’s new leaders, stating, “With the appointments of Favela, Lundin, and McBride, I am confident in the capability of our new leadership team to steer FUESD towards continued success. Their collective experience and passion for education will undoubtedly make a positive impact on our students and community.”
The Governing Board’s next Regular Meeting will take place in the new year, scheduled for Thursday, January 18th at 6 pm.