New Clairbourn Board Member – Mr. Martin Espinoza, Alumni Parent and Trustee

Jeanette Zamora
The Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Clairbourn alumni parent, Martin Michel Espinoza to the Board. The Espinoza family’s history with Clairbourn School began in 2004. Martin’s daughter, Ivahnna attended Clairbourn from 2004 through 2012, and his son Thomas attended Clairbourn from 2012 through 2020. He was a Clairbourn parent for a total of 16 consecutive years.
 
Ivahnna attended Maranatha High School and then graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. During her years at Whitworth University, Ivahnna had the opportunity to play soccer for the university where she contributed to the university’s many wins. Ivahnna is currently preparing to take the LSAT and will continue to pursue her dream of becoming an attorney.

Thomas graduated from Clairbourn in 2020 and is currently attending La Salle High School in Pasadena.  Despite the unfortunate pandemic the world has to endure, including online learning, Thomas continues to excel academically, spiritually and athletically. He participated in the La Salle varsity soccer program and his team earned the honor of participating in the Southern California CIF playoffs. 

Ivahnna ’12 and Thomas ’20

Martin attributes his children’s academic success to the incredible teachers, rigorous curriculum and the unparalleled academic foundation provided by Clairbourn School.

In addition to his years as a Clairbourn parent, Martin’s additional contribution to the Board is his 27 years of law enforcement experience. Martin is a Sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department where he has worked a variety of assignments including Patrol, Narcotics, Criminal Street Gangs, Homicide and his current assignment with Internal Affairs. The Los Angeles Police Department is proud of its 21st Century policing and the emphasis it places on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Espinoza family

Martin’s overall private school and law enforcement experience brings a unique perspective to the Board. Clairbourn is excited to have Martin on the Board and we believe Martin’s commitment to the community will bring valuable input. Please join us in celebrating Martin Espinoza’s new appointment to the Board of Trustees.
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