A public memorial service for Board Member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died last month, will be held this Saturday at Washington Prep High School (Auditorium) 10860 S. Denker Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
First elected in 2003, the veteran educator began her career with LAUSD as a special education teacher at Drew Middle School in 1973, and quickly moved up, working as head counselor of Edison Junior High, and as principal of Horace Mann Jr. High. She promoted to senior administrative positions, but in 1991 returned to her first love, a school. In her last position with the District, she served ten years as the principal of Washington Preparatory High School.
Limited street parking is available surrounding the campus, additional parking at no cost at Los Angeles Southwest College. Free shuttle service will begin at 8:30 a.m. Immediately following the memorial service, shuttles will return to the college.