Assemblymember Bocanegra Honors Sylmar Educator Isabel Miranda as Woman of the Year

Monday, March 6, 2017

(Sacramento, CA) Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D – Pacoima) and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus honored Sylmar resident Isabel Miranda at today’s Woman of the Year Ceremony at the State Capitol. The awards ceremony commemorates women who have made a significant contribution to California and the 39th Assembly District.

Assemblymember Bocanegra named Isabel, a special education assistant, Woman of the Year for her 22 years of experience in Los Angeles Unified School District. In her current role at Sylmar Elementary School, Isabel works with children who have special needs and is passionate about collaborating with staff and administrators to create a positive learning environment. She quickly learned about the importance of community involvement, and never hesitated to participate in community events to generate positive changes in her community.


“Isabel Miranda has been a fantastic public servant to our community,” said Assemblymember Bocanegra. “The work she does at Sylmar Elementary, while also raising a family, shows how dedicated a person she is.”

Isabel immigrated to the United States from Michoacán, Mexico in 1989. Her family settled in Sylmar, California in 1990, where they purchased a home. Isabel became involved the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Hubbard Elementary, where her two daughters attended school. She dedicates her free time helping special-needs families by translating necessary paperwork for resources they need. Additionally, she volunteers as a tutor for Los Angeles Mission College’s Child Development Program, assisting parents and students with use of computers and other services.

“The 39th Assembly District is fortunate to have Isabel Miranda as part of our community,” said Bocanegra. “A lot of families have relied on her help to assist them through tough circumstances in their lives. We thank her for her extraordinary work.”