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ABC Adult School Principal Recognized As 58th Assembly District Woman of the Year

Posted on 03/02/2015

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Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia thanks ABC Adult School Principal PaoLing Guo for her leadership role in the 58th Assembly District

Each March, in celebration of Women's History Month, the California State Legislature honors women from across the state for their remarkable contributions to their communities.

This year's honoree, representing Cerritos and the entire 58th Assembly District, is ABC Adult School Principal PaoLing Guo. She will be officially recognized March 9 on the floor of the State Assembly in Sacramento by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia and Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins.

"As the State is facing times of transition in the needs of the students and services, Dr. Guo applied her knowledge and experiences to help with the implementation of Adult Education standards and assessments. More importantly, she contributed all her time, energy, and has been the catalyst for actions that strengthened adult education into a better future for the adult learners in the 58th Assembly District and for the state of California," Garcia said.

"It is exciting to honor deserving women, who do extraordinary work in their hometown communities. They are our unsung heroes who work tirelessly expecting nothing in return who deserve to be recognized for their efforts and service," she said.

"Adult Education has the power to change the world," said Guo, "and I want to continue to be highly involved with Adult Education state-wide and also play a leadership role in the region and local communities."

Guo was also named Woman of the Year in California's 27th Senate District representing Cerritos in 2010.

ABC Adult School External link opens in new window or tab is a vital link between K-12 education and the communities. It serves an average of 12,000 adult students per year and is the twelfth largest adult school in the state.

Guo has been in education since 1978 and has been the principal of ABC Adult School since 2008. Prior to becoming the ABC Adult School Principal, Dr. Guo served as an elementary school teacher, high school teacher, district resource specialist, and the assistant principal in the ABC Unified School District External link opens in new window or tab since 1990.

She also taught at PS 227 in New York City from 1989-1990, and at Taipei Teachers' College Elementary School in Taipei, Taiwan from 1978-1984.

Assemblymember Garcia is Vice-Chair of the California Legislative Women's Caucus, and said she is always excited to honor a recipient in each of the nine cities in the district and to highlight women who have made special contributions to their communities.

Nominees must live or work in the 58th Assembly District that includes the cities of Montebello, Pico Rivera, Commerce, Bell Gardens, Downey, Norwalk, Bellflower, Cerritos and Artesia.

Photograph and story courtesy of Larry Caballero, Gateway Newspaper.