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2023 - 2024 Board of Directors

President - Marilyn N. Robertson

Library Services, Teacher, Teacher Librarian, LAUSD, Retired.

Past President - SCCLCYP and CSLA

Vice President/Membership - Susan Savory

Buyer for Independent Bookstores, Visual Artist


Secretary - Michele Marot

LAUSD MS Math/Science Teacher, retired

Battle of the Books

Treasurer - Kathryn Wilcox


Chair, Book Sale Committee - Lara Clardy

Founding Member, Past Board President

Teacher - Retired


Social Media Chair - Dewi Ochoa-Reyes

Early Childhood Teacher, Westside Neighborhood School

Historian - Carmen Dean

Educational Consultant, LACOE 

Teacher LAUSD - retired

Liaison - Tina Princenthal

Senior Librarian LAPL Children's Literature Department

Liaison - Madeline Pena

LAPL Senior Librarian Manager - Strategic Projects & Partnerships/Friends Liaison

Liaison - Diane Olivo- Posner

Principal Librarian LAPL Exploration & Creativity

In memoriam - Janet McQuat

Library Media Teacher, Fleming Junior High Founding member

In memoriam - Peggy Miller

Supervisor, Library Services, Los Angeles Unified School District
Founding Member, Past Board President

In memoriam - Edythe McGovern

Teacher, Children’s Literature, Valley College
Board Secretary

In memoriam - Carol Onofrio

Puppet-maker for FOCAL Award books

In memoriam - Caroline Gill

Library Media Teacher, Palms MS and Venice HS
Los Angeles Unified School District
National Board Certified Teacher
Past Board President

FOCAL Bylaws can be found here

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