Changing of the guard
Phelps and Kenne selected to lead PUSD Board of Education
By André Coleman 05/21/2014
The Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education voted 5-1 to elect Scott Phelps as board president for the 2014-2015 school year.
Outgoing Board President Renatta Cooper was not present for the May 5 vote. Board member Tom Selinske abstained.
Phelps, a former John Muir High School math teacher, taught in the district for 15 years before successfully running for school board in 2005. A founding member of the Learning Works Charter School, Phelps is currently teaching mathematics and astronomy at the University of La Verne, Mt. San Antonio College and Chaffey College. He also serves as a consultant to school districts for external evaluations of federal and state school reform grants. Phelps lives in Northwest Pasadena with his wife Lisa and their two children, who attend PUSD’s McKinley School.