Marisol Uribe is a product of the Montebello Unified School District, an educator, a lifelong community member, and the parent of two future MUSD graduates. She teaches Chicano/a Studies at LA Valley College.
Marisol was raised in Montebello by her parents, both immigrants from Mexico who came during their teenage years to give their future children the opportunities of education they didn’t have. Her father was a security guard. Her mother was a certified medical assistant who took classes to become certified, setting an example of education down to Marisol and her siblings.
Marisol is a graduate of Greenwood Elementary School, Montebello Intermediate School, and Montebello High School. She attended East Los Angeles Community College and transfered to Cal State LA, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chicano/a Studies.
While in college, Marisol served as a Program Leader for Inspiring, Caring, Exciting, and Stimulating (ICES) Education, where she worked with at risk and low income students, passionately helping them close the achievement gap through homework assistance and enrichment activities. With ICES Education she worked at Montebello Intermediate and several MUSD elementary schools. In addition to working with students on their homework, they provided opportunities for students to participate in sports, arts and crafts, robotics, cooking, and other programs.
When her niece and nephew’s teacher received a layoff notice, Marisol decided enough was enough and decided to run for school board. As a parent, she wants to ensure MUSD will serve her children and all children attending MUSD schools, preparing them to be college ready and able to compete in the global economy. Marisol's son, Joaquin, is an MUSD student and her daughter, Belen, will enter MUSD schools soon. She plans to place them in the dual language programs that MUSD has to offer.