Sonya Cuellar- Sonia was elected in 2001and has been an area resident since 1966. She and her siblings attended Paramount schools from kindergarten through the twelfth grade graduation. Ms. Cuellar is a graduate of Cal State Dominguez Hills and was a teacher and site literacy teacher at Gaines School for over 10 years. She is currently employed by the Little Lake School District as the Assistant Superintendent- Personnel Services. Ms. Cuellar has an extraordinary grasp of the challenges currently faced by education in California and regards them as opportunities for student achievement and success.