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DAC Chair
Janis Gabbert
DAC Secretary
Zina Josephs
District Administrator
Dr. Jacqueline Mora
310-450-8338 x70281
Staff Liaison
Tom Whaley
310-450-8338 x70287
VAPA Assistant
Bahareh Mehrkhodavandi
310-450-8338 x70341
Board Liaisons
Maria Leon-Vazquez




Charges for 2017-18:

  • Support a comprehensive PreK-12 arts education program as an integral part of the core curriculum offered to all SMMUSD students, with the arts taught as discrete disciplines and integrated into other subject areas; as we align with and promote the Excellence through Equity Plan.

  • Serve as a conduit for parents, teachers, students and community members to inform and make recommendations to the Board of Education on matters related to equitable access and successful participation in comprehensive, sequential, standards-based PreK-12 arts education as we align with and promote the Excellence through Equity Plan.

  • Review and advise regarding the district’s Arts for All Strategic Plan to align with and promote the Excellence through Equity Plan.















Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
1651 16th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
310-450-8338

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