Educators, elected officials and community members attended the grand opening celebration of the newly remodeled Dorothy Inghram Learning Center.
More than 200 people attended Monday’s opening ceremony held at the refurbished center located at 670 E. Carnegie Drive in San Bernardino. The event was emceed by County Superintendent of Schools, Ted Alejandre.
The newly refurbished Dorothy Inghram Learning Center will now be home to the County Board of Education’s monthly meetings. In addition, it will house the administrative offices of county schools’ Regional Occupational Program (ROP). The ROP is hosting its newly offered cyber-security classes there. The administrative offices of the East Valley Special Education Local Plan are also housed there.
Born and raised in San Bernardino, Dorothy Inghram was an education pioneer who devoted her life to education and the achievement of her students and community. She was California’s first African American District Superintendent.
Although it is always appropriate to honor the legacy of local leaders, during Black history month it is especially fitting to recall the legacy of Dorothy Inghram and her contributions to the region. In addition to the Learning Center, there is also a branch of the county library named in her honor.
To learn more about the accomplishments of this amazing woman visit https://www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us/about/history/pioneer_women/dorothy_inghram.asp.