Mr. Alonzo is the former Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Local District 4Superintendent. For the past 25 years, Mr. Alonzo established a formidable reputation as a leader in:school reform, small schools, small learning communities, parent engagement, and the systemic improvement in teaching and learning for EL students. Mr. Alonzo was instrumental in LAUSD’s move to design new secondary schools and convert comprehensive high school buildings into smaller and more personalized learning environments. He supported educational reform including the establishment of small learning communities, the Belmont Zone of Choice and Pilot schools in Local District 4. Mr. Alonzo received a M.A. in School Administration and Leadership, K-12Education at Pepperdine University, a Masters of Education (M.Ed.), Elementary-Bilingual-Multicultural Education, Elementary from the University of Southern California, and a B.A., Art Teacher Education, Secondary from Immaculate Heart College.