Photo Courtesy of the Office of Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

Isabel Miranda and Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D – Pacoima) and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus honored Sylmar resident Isabel Miranda at the Woman of the Year Ceremony at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

The awards ceremony on Monday, March 6, commemorated women who have made a significant contribution to California and the 39th Assembly District.

Bocanegra highlighted Miranda, a special education assistant, for her 22 years of experience in Los Angeles Unified School District. In her current role at Sylmar Elementary School, Miranda works with children with special needs and is passionate about collaborating with staff and administrators to create a quality learning environment.

Miranda understands the importance of community involvement, and never hesitates to participate in community events to generate positive changes in her community.

“Isabel Miranda has been a fantastic public servant to our community,” Bocanegra said. “The work she does at Sylmar Elementary, while also raising a family, shows how dedicated a person she is.”

Miranda immigrated to the United States from Michoacán, Mexico in 1989. Her family settled in Sylmar, California in 1990, where they purchased a home.

Miranda became involved the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Hubbard Elementary, where her two daughters attended school. She dedicates her free time helping special-needs families by translating necessary paperwork for resources they need.

She volunteers as a tutor for Los Angeles Mission College’s Child Development Program, assisting parents and students with use of computers and other services.