Los Angeles County Board of Education
Dr. Rebecca L. Turrentine was most recently appointed to the Los Angeles County Board of Education in 2009, after having previously served in 2005-2007. She retired in 2003 from her career as an educator, serving for the last ten years as the Superintendent of the Bellflower Unified School District. Turrentine was named California Superintendent of the Year in 2000, Polaris Good Scout of the Year for the Long Beach Area Boy Scout Council in 2000, and was awarded the National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.
While serving as Superintendent of Bellflower Unified, eight of the 14 schools in the district achieved California Distinguished School status, two were named National Blue Ribbon Schools, the continuation high school became a California Model Continuation High School, and one school was awarded one of two National Magna Citation Awards for innovation in instructional delivery.
In 2003, Turrentine was appointed by the Mayor of Long Beach to the city’s first Commission on Youth and Children, and was elected as its first Chair.