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The vision of the Board of Education is to
provide transformational leadership so that the
Inglewood Unified School District thrives.

CCarliss McGhee, Ph.D.
Board President, Trustee Area  2
Term Expires: 2026
Trustee Area Schools: Centinela, La Tijera and Parent School 
 
Dr. McGhee was elected in April 2013 to serve Seat 2. She won a new term in the at-large general election on April 4, 2017. She has spent her adult life working with parents and children, beginning her career as a Head Start preschool teacher. An author of four children’s books, Dr. McGhee has served as a multi-cultural literacy coach and as a behavior specialist, advising and educating parents with special needs children. She has served as a motivational speaker for parents, teachers, and students and remains active in several school systems as a community organizer and educator.
 
She has developed innovative programs for parents focused on reading and travel; established mock court programs as a deterrent to gang violence; and started English and Spanish as a Second Language classes in the community. Dr. McGhee spent ten years as a director of the United Negro College Fund, which provides scholarships for students to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She is the married mother of two adult sons and the founder of the Khocolate Keepsakes Children’s Literacy Museum. Dr. McGhee holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, a master’s degree in psychology, and a doctorate degree in pre-perinatal psychology.
 

Ernesto Castillo Board Member, Trustee Area 5Ernesto Castillo, J.D.
Board Vice President, Trustee Area 5
Term Expires: 2024
Trustee Area Schools: Hudnall, Inglewood Continuation, Inglewood High School, Oak Street and Payne
 
Ernesto Castillo is a dedicated educational advocate and public servant, born and raised in Inglewood, CA.  Ernesto served on Capitol Hill as a congressional intern for Congressman Tony Cardenas in Washington D.C. and returned to his hometown to continue serving his community.
 
Upon his return to Inglewood he was appointed as an Inglewood City Commissioner for the Library Board. As the only Latino and Youngest Commissioner, he advocated for more digital and Spanish language material. In 2022, he was elected as the first Latino Trustee on the Inglewood Unified School Board.

Ernesto has organized educational opportunities for low-income healthcare workers, worked as a Field Representative for State Senator Lena A. Gonzalez and served as an ADEM Delegate for the 62nd Assembly District.

He is currently a 3L at LMU Loyola Law School, specializing in the Intellectual Property concentration and the Entertainment & Media Law concentration.

Joyce L. Randall, Board Member, Trustee Area 1Joyce L. Randall
Board Member, Trustee Area 1
Term Expires: 2026
Trustee Area Schools: Kelso, and Woodworth/Monroe
 

Joyce L Randall was elected in November 2022 to serve the Inglewood Unified School District on Seat 1. As a lifelong Inglewood resident she is looking forward to serving with a deep sense of humility.  With over 31 years of experience in the field of education she has served as a teacher, mentor teacher, and a STEAM Magnet School Coordinator. She has served as Inglewood Council of PTAs’ President, President of La Tijera School PTA, and Inglewood Teachers’ Association's Grievance Chair. She has served multiple years and continues to serve as a National Education Association Delegate. She served as Director of Education at a megachurch, and as a Trustee on the same Church’s School Board of Education.

 

Mrs. Randall is the Co-Founder and CEO of Empowerment Agenda, a consulting consortium providing collaboration and networking solutions to improve the education impact of services delivered by community based organizations and churches. Empowerment Agenda’s first initiative beginning Fall 2023 is Grade Level Online, providing students in 8th and 9th Grade with cutting edge Marva Collins strategies.  As a UCLA Graduate her ultimate education degree goal is a Doctorate in Learning Technologies. 


 
MyersBrandon G. Myers
Board Member, Trustee Area 3
Term Expires: 2026
Trustee Area Schools: Bennett-Kew, Morningside High School and Worthington
 
Mr. Brandon George Myers was elected in November 2020 to serve Seat 3. A native of Connecticut, Mr. Myers was born in the city of Hartford where he spent his childhood. Mr. Myers attended Norfolk State University, a historically black university, graduating with a B.A. in English/Theatre Performance.
 
As a longtime Inglewood resident, he has more than 8 years of education experience in addition to over 14 years of experience working with children and families. Shortly after he moved to Los Angeles, he began working at a nonprofit, Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, as a Child and Family Specialist where he remained for 5 years serving as an advocate for foster children within various communities. As a result of his love for the people and the betterment of the city in which they reside, Mr. Myers became a Mayoral candidate for the city of Inglewood in November 2018. In early 2020, Mr. Myers founded and served as President of the Inglewood South Bay Democratic Club. Through the years, Mr. Myers has been determined to eradicate economic disparities and inequalities that plague our communities. Mr. Myers was recently married in September of 2019.

mMargaret Evans, M.A.
Board Member, Trustee Area 4
Term Expires: 2024
Trustee Area Schools: Highland, City Honors and Crozier Middle School 
 
Margaret Evans was re-elected in November 2020 to serve Seat 4. A longtime Inglewood resident, she has more than 30 years of education experience, including 13 years as an administrator, and has worked as a senior advisor and teacher. Mrs. Evans received a four-year scholarship to Lane College in Jackson, Tenn., graduating with a B.S. Degree in Business Education. Shortly afterward, she moved to Los Angeles and began working at CBS Radio scheduling commercials. After a year, she was promoted to personnel assistant at CBS TV where she remained for two years coordinating benefits for all employees. She answered the call to education in January 1974 when an opening for a long-term substitute became available at a friend’s school within LAUSD.
 
She received a contract in 1977 and taught at Canoga Park High, Maclay Middle School, Marshall High, and finally Palisades Charter High, where she completed her career as an administrator. She retired in June 2008 but continued giving the SAT on Saturdays for five years after retirement. She returned to Palisades Charter High in December 2008 and worked for one semester until June 2009 as interim administrator and senior advisor.