GGUSD Board Member Area 3
GGUSD Board Member Area 3

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Meet Walter

Walter is a proud graduate of Garden Grove schools. He attended Clinton Elementary, Doig Intermediate, and Santiago High School.

He attended Santa Ana Community College, received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills and then obtained a Masters in Social Work from Cal State University, Long Beach. In an effort to expand his expertise in K-12 education, he earned his Pupil Personnel Services (School Social Work) and Child Welfare & Attendance Credential from San Jose State University.

He has firsthand experience in supporting the needs of families and has been instrumental in securing mental health services and providing an inclusive environment for all students. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Walter brings with him a wealth of knowledge supporting the mental and physical wellbeing of our students. His passion for the community and our children is the driving force behind why he is seeking re-election for the Garden Grove Unified School District in Trustee Area 3.

In addition to his work on behalf of children and students, Walter enjoys running, reading, and spending time with his wife and two children.


Increased funding for mental health, special education, and health services in order to take care of the 
whole child.

Reinforce and increase our dual immersion language programs so that students can be competitive in a 
global workforce.

Create workforce agreements with local businesses to provide students an opportunity to gain firsthand experience in their prospective education and career fields.


  1. Championed the hiring of the first cohort of school social workers.
  2. Spearheaded the district’s mental health “Choose Wellness” campaign.
  3. Led an effort to open a districtwide Vietnamese and Spanish dual immersion program.
  4. Provided fiscal accountability on Measure P bond monies which were used to complete modernization projects and provide air conditioning to all of our schools.
  5. Worked with school board colleagues to open our districtwide preschool program at Skylark Elementary School.

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