Ranae Amezquita is the director for the early childhood education division in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In her role, she oversees instruction, principal professional development, assists with teacher evaluation and provides support for early education centers, California State preschool and extended transitional kindergarten programs. She also serves as the district representative on the child care local planning commission for Los Angeles County. She was previously the principal of Brooklyn Early Education Center, the first certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom in Los Angeles Unified School District. She continues to support the district's Nature Explore Classrooms through board presentations, staff development and ongoing advocacy for additional funding.