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Redondo Beach Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Margo Trone

Non Profit Ceo
3,632 votes (11%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Safely returning students to in-class learning
  • Identifying learning loss & providing necessary resources
  • Overall wellness engagement



Profession:Founder/CEO non profit
Founder/CEO Non Profit, Dual Immersion Foundation (2019–current)
PTA President, Parent Teacher Association — Elected position (2018–2019)
VP of Health, Parent Teacher Association — Elected position (2017–2018)
VP of Fundraising, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) — Elected position (2015–2016)
Procurement Services Group, Policy & Compliance Officer, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) (2007–2013)
Division of Risk Management & Insurance, Insurance Manager, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) (2004–2007)


Ventura College of Law Juris Doctorate, Law (1999)
University of Los Angeles, California (UCLA) Bachelors, Political Science and Spanish (1995)

Community Activities

Collaborator, Southbay Equity Project (2020–current)
Collaborator, Washington Elementary - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Parent Group (2020–current)


I am a daughter of immigrants from El Salvador. After immigrating to the United States in the late sixties, my parents settled in Ventura County. As farm workers, my parents worked very hard to rise above language and poverty barriers and believed in a better future for themselves and their children. My parents instilled in me the importance to pursue education, to always keep learning, to recognize when I need to listen, and when to take action.


I am a firm believer in education. I’m first generation of my family to attend college in the United States. I am a UCLA graduate and have a degree in Political Science and Spanish. I also have a Juris Doctorate from Ventura College of Law.

Professionally, I started my career in insurance and worked for Farmers Insurance. I joined the Los Angeles Unified School District in the mid 2000s. I worked in Risk Management and Procurement at LAUSD for 10 years, allowing me to develop a deep understanding of budget constraints and the nuanced approach required to get things done in a school district. This experience taught me that communication and parent input is critical to our success. I left LAUSD in 2012 when my third child was born and I decided to invest in my children at home.

My husband and I purchased our home in Redondo Beach in 2005. As a parent of three RBUSD Spanish Immersion students, I became a part of the school community in 2014. I believe in advocating for our children, supporting our teachers, and administrators. I developed strong relationships with our school community and have devoted my time as a PTA Executive Board Member, classroom volunteer and room parent.

My devotion to children and education led me to found a non-profit Dual Immersion Foundation in 2019 (Dual Immersion Foundation – A Non Profit). I am passionate about diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational opportunities for all students. My policy priorities include safely returning students to in-class learning, identifying learning loss & resources, and overall wellness engagement, among many other critical educational policy and funding issues.

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Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Southbay Equity Project

Elected Officials (5)

  • Bill Brand, Mayor of Redondo Beach
  • Nils Nehrenheim, Redondo Beach City Council Member, District 1
  • Laura Emdee, Redondo Beach City Council Member, District 5
  • Jason Boxer, Board Member - MBUSD
  • Stephen McCall, Board Member - HBCSD

Individuals (1)

  • Candace Allen Nafissi

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