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Board of Directors

& Staff

In Loving Memory
Elizabeth M. Martinez
March 29, 1956 to
July 31, 2018
Psalm 22:6
Start Children off in the way that they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. 



Elizabeth "Betty" Martinez (March 1956 - July 2018) passionately devoted 25 years to LAUSD before founding Little Steps of Faith Preschool in 2012, following her triumph over pancreatic cancer. Motivated by her love for children and dedication to serving God, Betty established a haven for kids to play, learn, and grow spiritually. Though she's no longer with us, her legacy lives on through the committed efforts of the board of directors, staff, and community leaders, ensuring every child experiences love, laughter, and abundant opportunities to thrive.



 Board of Directors

Fernando Martinez, CEO and Board Chair

Rosa Acosta,

Cheryl Pyle

Suzette Valladares

May Wood

Jenny Vargas

Site Director

Heather Aranda

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