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Board of Directors

Executive Director

Amy Walia-Fazio


Amy Walia-Fazio brings a passion for education and a depth of experience to the Parents Education League. As an educator with over 13 years of teaching and administrative experience, Amy understands classrooms and school communities. She has had a varied career in independent, public and charter schools, across the nation. As a mother of two, Amy is equally passionate about the options we have when rearing our children, and firmly believes in families finding the right fit when searching for schools. Amy offers a deep and substantive knowledge of schools and student development, dedication, and experience to PEL and is committed to supporting parents with the most comprehensive, unbiased, timely information about schools and educational choices.

Amy also believes in strong civic engagement and has served her community as Chair of the Women’s Advisory Board, as a member of the Women’s Leadership Conference Steering Committee, and as Transportation Commissioner for the City of West Hollywood.

Amy received her Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and a Masters in Education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody School of Education. A native of New Orleans, Amy moved to Los Angeles over 14 years ago and is still making discoveries about her new town, although she hasn’t quite found good, authentic Cajun food. She lives in West Hollywood with her husband, Michael and their two young children, Maximilian and Jaya.

You can reach Amy at awaliafazio@parentseducationleague.org


Board Members

Desiree Lapin

Curtis Estes

Margaret Andrews

Martha Eberts

David Fenton

Laura Brand

Joanna Port

Patricia Marks, M.A.

Susan Stone

Stacy Kesner

Tre Conway

Kirsten Hanson-Press

Nathalie Kunin


Led by Amy, our growing corps of Volunteers strive to fulfill our mission in the most effective and efficient manner.