Vanessa Keith Garcia, Secretary
Vanessa Keith Garcia brings professional experience and a background in elementary education to the Board of Trustees.
She was a founding teacher of the Muscota New School in New York and has supported several new teachers in gaining skills in curriculum development and authentic assessment methodology. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UCLA and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
An active volunteer in the Parents Association, Vanessa co-chaired the 2015 Curtis Gras Fair and has co-chaired the Cougar Wear, Family Based Service and Fair Sponsorship committees for several years each. She was a Parents Association Representative for Diversity and Inclusion and was instrumental in founding the Parents Group on Inclusivity (PGI), which is a critical part of the school’s ongoing work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Vanessa currently serves the greater Los Angeles community as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Junior League of Los Angeles. She is also actively involved at Brentwood School and with her daughters' Girl Scout troops. To continue to give back and uplift others, the Garcia family regularly volunteers with Big Sunday, L.A. Works, One Voice, and various local youth groups.