Tony Peña joined the Board of Education in 2001 and is a long-time resident of Paramount and a proud member of the Paramount High School Class of 1977. Following graduation, Tony attended Cerritos College and then went to Dental School at the Autonomus University of Guadalajara, Mexico where he obtained his D.D.S. (Doctorate in Dental Surgery), with an emphasis in Children's Dentistry. He and his wife, Lourdes, are the proud parents of four children who attended District schools. Mr. Peña is employed by the City of Paramount and serves as a neighborhood counselor at District schools for the Gang Resistance Is Paramount (G.R.I.P.) program. As a Board member, Mr. Peña encourages our District's pursuit of educational excellence, while maintaining a close and supportive relationship with teachers, classified employees and the administration.