Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte

Ms. LaMotte

Ms. LaMotte was the longtime principal at Washington Preparatory High School, where she was noted for helping to build the campus’ renowned music program. LaMotte was elected to represent District 1 of the LAUSD Board in 2003 and was re-elected in 2007 and recognized as a devout educator and advocate for children all of her adult life. She affectionately called all of the students “her babies.” Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte’s legacy is the difference she made in the lives of countless people who attended Los Angeles schools, and who benefited from her passionate and determined leadership.