Donald E. La Plante

Donald E. La Plante has served as a member of the
Board of Education of the Downey Unified School
District since 1979. He has been elected by the
community to nine terms.

In 1996, he served as President of the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association. He is retired as a middle school English and History teacher in the Duarte Unified School District.

A member of the Delta Chi Fraternity, he has
received the group’s highest honor, membership in the Order of the White Carnation. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and his master’s degree from Point Loma Nazarene University.