Michelle Richardson Bailey (District 3)
An advocate for public education, Michelle Richardson Bailey was elected to the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education District 3 on March 7, 2017.
Ms. Bailey grew up in Pasadena. She and her three children are products of PUSD schools.
With 20 years as a classified employee of the Pasadena Unified School District and County Office of Education, Ms. Bailey brings important experience to the Board of Education. Until her recent retirement from PUSD after 14 years, she served as secretary at Blair High School, and was previously secretary at Pasadena High School and in the Superintendent’s office. She is currently the Board Clerk.
Ms. Bailey has served on the PUSD Branding Advisory Committee, the LCAP Committee, the district’s AB 86 and Professional Development Committees, and the PTSA and the School Site Council of Blair School. She also founded the Superintendent’s Advisory Council, now known as the Classified Advisory Council.
Since the age of 17, Ms. Bailey has volunteered in this community and on the boards of several non-profits advocating for youth and young adults. She has served as Church Trustee, Vice Chair, currently serves as Church Parliamentarian, is a member of the Executive Board, and is Bylaws Committee Chair of the Policies and Procedures Committee at the church where she worships.
Ms. Bailey is the Vice Chair of the Robinson Park Steering Committee. She previously chaired the Pasadena Human Relations Commission where she served as advisor to the youth component of the Commission. She has also served as Chair of Pasadena’s Northwest Commission. She is a graduate of the Citizen’s Police Academy, Class #25 and Leadership Pasadena Class of 2017.
She resides in her childhood home with her husband and children.