Trustee area #3
Duarte and portions of Azusa, Monrovia, Arcadia, Covina and Irwindale representative
Elected 2022 · Term expires 11/30/2026
Ms. Cheryl Alexander was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees in December 2021 and was elected in November 2022. She represents trustee area 3, which serves Duarte and portions of Azusa, Monrovia, Arcadia, Covina and Irwindale.
A dedicated educator, Ms. Alexander has been investing in the lives of Southern California youth for nearly 20 years. She currently serves as a special education resources specialist for Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD), a position she has held since 2017. In this role, she is responsible for assessing the needs of students, creating and monitoring individualized education plans, coordinating services, and collaborating with staff and parents. Prior to her current role, Ms. Alexander worked for the district as a first grade teacher and as an eighth grade reading intervention teacher. Before becoming an educator, she also spent time as a computer programmer and system analysis engineer.
Ms. Alexander's desire to help students extends beyond the classroom. As an employee of IUSD, she has served on the School Site Council and has worked alongside parents, administrators and interested community members to develop and monitor school improvement plans. Ms. Alexander also served as a dance coach, coordinating performances and visits to senior centers in Inglewood. Closer to home, she has been a member of the Community Education Council for the Duarte Unified School District. In this role, Ms. Alexander has worked to help improve the educational opportunities and achievement of all students.
A resident of Duarte for more than 30 years, Ms. Alexander holds a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education from Eastern Illinois University and a bachelor's degree in computer science from Roosevelt University. She also holds a master's degree in teaching, with an emphasis in reading, from National University. A doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University, Ms. Alexander is currently pursuing an Ed.D.
Ms. Alexander brings extensive knowledge and experience to her role as a community representative. As a member of the board of trustees, she hopes to close the gap and become a liaison between Citrus College and the diverse communities it serves.