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President's Message

Esteemed Colleagues,

It is my sincere joy and honor to serve Region 16 as president.  I became a member like many of you for the liability insurance of one million dollars (now 3 million).  I was scared of getting sued and losing my hard earned credentials.  I didn’t really know what ACSA at the time.  As a member, I rarely participated in any events or knew of any functions available for members until I got an opportunity to participate in the annual ACSA Legislative Action Day.  That weekend in April, I learned about ACSA and the work in advocating for all children in the state of California.  Change does not happen without the help of every educators, parent/guardian, legislators and it’s community members.  Change happens when we work together!


This year’s theme is T.E.A.M.






I cannot do the work alone. It is only when we come together with our individual strengths and skills where we are invincible!  Imagine furthering our impact for public education!


To that end, I strongly encourage you to join us at our region events.  Check out the Calendar of Events on our website


This year, Region 16 will focus our work on four focus areas:


  • Engagement- Actively engage and be involved in advocating for legislation at the local and state levels which may impact our students, families and schools
  • Leadership Opportunities- Focus on equitable leadership opportunities for all members in ACSA Region 16 (LAUSD)
  • Professional Learning- Continue to encourage personal and professional growth through professional learning and networking events
  • Membership- Increase membership through social and network events, collaborative professional developments and annual recognition events


LAUSD leaders are bold and courageous and when we work together by sharing effective practices, innovative ideas and leading with an equity lens, we can make a difference in the lives of our students in Los Angeles.  I encourage you to take advantage of Region 16’s sponsored events such as social events, Women in Leadership Summit (DATE), for the students of Los Angeles we are unstoppable. I look forward to serving you and our students in Los Angeles.  Please do not hesitate to contact me. 



Leonard Choi

ACSA Region 16 President