Community briefs Torok takes MVLA trustee position
Debbie Torok was sworn in to her new position on the board of trustees for the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District on Dec. 13.
Torok, who has volunteered for local parcel tax and bond measure campaigns, sports, scholarship organizations and a variety of Los Altos committees, said she is honored to serve on the board.
"I look forward to working with the staff, parents, administration, the community and continuing board members to ensure that MVLA continues to be one of the best high school districts in California," Torok said in a press release.
Torok, who currently works at Lockheed Martin, plans to continue volunteering for numerous local organizations during her tenure on the board, she said.
She replaces outgoing trustee Julia Rosenberg.
— James Tensuan
Cheng voted Foothill-De Anza board president
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District's board of trustees has a new president. Pearl Cheng was elected to replace outgoing president Bruce Swenson at the board's Dec. 6 meeting.
"I am delighted to serve as board president even at such a challenging time," Cheng said in a prepared statement issued by the district. "Foothill-De Anza is a wonderful community asset with outstanding students, faculty and staff. I will continue to work hard as part of a team to keep us moving forward."
Cheng, who joined the board in 2008 to fill a vacancy and was elected in 2009, worked for eight years on the board of education for the Cupertino Union School District and has assumed leadership roles with the Santa Clara County School Boards Association.
She lives in Cupertino and for many years has worked at NASA Ames Research center, where she is the associate director for management operations in information sciences and technology.
— James Tensuan