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Betsy Hamilton


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Welcome to the Superintendent's Dept.


Parent engagement is of utmost importance to us.  In addition to encouraging students’ learning at home and school, parents are invited to volunteer throughout the schools.  Family nights and parent education events are presented at school sites to strengthen our home-to-school relationships.


The Local Control Funding Formula and the Local Control Accountability Plan have given us the funds to provide new and/or improved services based on the needs of our students.  We offer all-day kindergarten and a teacher/student ratio of 24 to 1 in all grades TK-3.  We have added Social Workers, Community Liaisons, English Learner Specialists, Math Coaches, 5th grade PE Teachers and many other services to support our students and families.

As we continue to move forward with passion and purpose, we are encouraged and grateful for the help and support provided by numerous community partners. We have been fortunate to create incredible partnerships in the areas of academics to benefit the social, emotional, and physical wellness of our students. These partners play an important role as we all pool our resources to ensure the success of students.  As Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."


Betsy Hamilton, Ed.D.

About Dr. Hamilton

Dr. Betsy Hamilton is beginning her ninth year in Lawndale, moving from the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services to the Superintendent position in July of 2017.   Dr. Hamilton has served in numerous positions in public education in four other school districts prior to coming to Lawndale.  She has been a bilingual teacher, principal, and director, and has enjoyed the challenge and change during her career. Dr. Hamilton received a doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California (USC), where her research focused on how superintendents work with school boards to maintain student achievement as the highest organizational priority.  During her time at LESD, Dr. Hamilton has worked collaboratively to engage staff, students, parents and the community as partners to support all students’ success.  She has a passion for learning and leadership, and empowering others to realize their potential.