Ms. Shapiro was re-elected to the Board of Trustees in November 4, 2013. She represents Trustee Area 5, which includes East Whittier.
Madeline Shapiro grew up in Pico Rivera attending public schools and Rio Hondo Community College before earning a Business Administration degree from California State University at Long Beach. She moved into the East Whittier area before the birth of her daughter over thirty-five years ago. She also has a son and a granddaughter.
After becoming a mother she grew interested in changing professions from accounting to teaching. She started as a parent volunteer and became an instructional aide and substitute teacher while earning a teaching credential from California State University at Fullerton.
Ms. Shapiro has taught in the East Whittier City School District for over 24 years where she has been actively involved as a teacher-leader well beyond the classroom including serving as past president of the East Whittier Education Association.
Presently Madeline Shapiro serves as secretary to the California Teachers Association/Association for Better Citizenship Committee, is political chair of the Southeastern Service Center Council and is the CTA State Council Member for her local association. She continues to serve as an elected delegate for the state Democratic Party in the 56th Assembly District. For the last several years she has also served on the executive board of the Rio Hondo Symphony Association.