Value Schools is pleased to announce that on Friday, March 9, 2017, Kate Farrar and Matthew O’Connor joined our strong and growing community of Board members!
Kate Farrar is the newest member of our School Board. As Senior Director for Regional Impact at Leadership for Educational Equity, she oversees the work of their western regions where they support current and former teachers to engage through policy, advocacy, organizing, and electoral pursuits, toward the outcome of achieving educational equity for all children in our country. Kate’s career began in the Compton Unified School District, teaching English and ESL. Since then her professional path has included working as a teacher and guidance counselor in the Los Angeles Unified School District, serving as a charter school principal, and working for the Teach For America organization supporting both new teachers and alumni of the program in Los Angeles and across the nation. Kate has been in Los Angeles for nearly 25 years and currently lives downtown.
Matthew P. O’Connor is the newest member of our Foundation Board. He is president of American Funds Distributors, part of Capital Group. He has 23 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for eight years. Earlier in his career at Capital, Matt led the Institutional Investment Services group, and managed the insurance client relationship group. Prior to joining Capital, he was the managing director of business development at Putnam Investments. He holds an MBA from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Saint Anselm College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Matt is based in Los Angeles.
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