Satra Zurita

Satra Zurita

Vice President
Board of Trustees


Satra D. Zurita was overwhelming elected to the Compton Unified School District Governing Board of Education on November 8, 2005 and then again in 2017.
 
Zurita is a native of Compton. She was born, reared and educated in Compton schools. SHE IS A PRODUCT OF THE COMPTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT.
 
As a 3rd generation resident of Compton, Zurita hails from a family rich in community service. She is the oldest daughter of retired public administrator Clarence Zurita and retired two term City Councilwoman Delores Zurita. She has one sister, Janna, and is the proud mother of a daughter, Armani Delores.
 
She represents students and their respective families in neighborhoods stretching from Compton to North Carson, including communities of East Rancho Dominguez, Enterprise, Mona Park, Rosewood, Stevenson Village, West Rancho Dominguez and Willowbrook.
 
A champion for educational equality within Compton’s schools, Zurita has earned a reputation as a passionate advocate who engages intricate issues on behalf of students and their families. Prior to being elected, Zurita has effectively advocated for strategies to close the academic achievement gap.
 
Zurita believes we must emphasize the importance of the community as a whole assuming accountability for the momentous task of educating Compton Unified School District’s children.“While school officials and public administrators are called to, and must, embrace accountability, there is a shared responsibility for learning, as well as achieving, which must exists between students and their families with the schools, district officials and the community in general. Compton will not wait for others to set our standards. We will set high standards for ourselves and ethically assure achievement,” says Zurita.
 
Zurita describes herself as an “atypical Board Member”. “I believe children should be culturally knowledgeable, as well as academically, when they matriculate from Compton. I am looking forward to incorporating arts and humanities into our curriculum,” says Zurita.
 
Zurita began her community service as an early teen, volunteering in the Meals On Wheels Program, which has been directed by her mother for over 36 years. Satra has served as the volunteer fundraiser for many years.
 
Zurita has received many honors throughout her distinguished career:
  • Member - 52nd Assembly District Advisory Commission
  • Member – 52nd Assembly District Democratic Club
  • Member – AFSCME Local 3624
 
SATRA D. ZURITA
November 20, 2005
  • Board of Director – Compton Council of Campfire, Inc.
  • Board of Director – Boys and Girls Club
  • Board of Director – Jarambe Community Housing Development Organization
  • PTA President – Drew Child Development Corporation
  • Assistant Director – Compton Summer Arts Program
  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Brotherhood Crusade
  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Brothers of the Sun
 
Zurita’s career began in private enterprise and later translated into an expanding career within her own community. Zurita currently serves as a Senior Administrative Analyst with the City of Compton’s Department of Public Works. She efficiently manages contracts of the City’s Renaissance Transit; Dial A Taxi; the Los Angeles County Animal Control; the City’s Graffiti Abatement Program; and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. Additionally, Zurita serves as manager of the City’s Film Permits.

Her former work experience includes:
  • General Manager – Compton Ramada Hotel & Convention Center (258 employees)
  • Facility Manager – Martin Luther King, Jr. Transit Center
  • Project Manager – Federal Aviation Administration
  • Project Manager – United States Air Force Base, El Segundo, CA
  • Professional Manager – Zurita Management – managing children in the entertainment industry
 
Zurita has completed undergraduate studies at the University of California at Irvine, Loyola Marymount University, California State University, Long Beach, and California State University, Dominguez Hills. She holds certificates in Meeting Planning and Special Event Coordination from California State University, Long Beach.

Members
Micah Ali
Satra Zurita
Margie Garrett
Sandra Moss
Charles Davis
Mae Thomas
Alma Pleasant
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