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.