Donald L. Neal
Sylmar Neighborhood Council
I believe strongly in leadership, leadership development, and developing and working with our youth. I am a homeowner, and my wife, Judith, and I have been residents since 2006 and we have tried hard to become activists in our community. I believe it is an honor and a privilege to be a member of this council and represent my community. To lead, is to serve.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, graduating Cum Laude (3.5 GPA) from California State University-Dominguez Hills. I have been a mathematics teacher in LAUSD for 19 years and a football coach for 22 years. I have taught everything from Algebra I to AP Calculus. I currently teach mathematics at Sylmar HS. I am a member of the Business & Technical Education Academy, and also work with the Solar & Wind Academy.
As a football coach, I spent 10 years in Junior College football. I was lucky enough to have coached at Dorsey HS when we won the Los Angeles 4A City Championship in 1989, and again in 1991. Keyshawn Johnson (USC-Jets-Bucs-Cowboys-Panthers) and Karim Abdul-Jabbar (UCLA-Dolphins) were members of those teams. Current Chicago Bear WR, Rashied Davis, played on my West LA College football team. Currently coaching football at Valley College.