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(Los Angeles, California—March 14, 2023)

California nonprofit Shoes that Fit is proud to welcome former Glendora Unified Superintendent of Schools and career educator Penelope (Penny) DeLeon to its Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Penny to the Shoes That Fit family. Her impressive experience and expertise is matched only by her compassion and desire to help all children succeed.” —Amy Fass, CEO and Executive Director of Shoes That Fit

DeLeon has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education. Prior to Glendora Unified, she was the Superintendent of Schools for the Oxnard Union High School District. Among many professional recognitions, DeLeon was named State of California Woman of the Year for Education for Assembly District 48 in 2022. She received her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne. Deleon also holds both a Master of Arts from California State University San Bernardino and a Master of Education from Northern Arizona University, as well an Undergraduate Degree in Spanish from the University of Redlands.

“I am truly honored to join the Board of Directors at Shoes That Fit. I've dedicated my entire career in education to advocating for children facing all types of challenges. My involvement with this amazing organization will bring me even closer to kids who need and deserve extra support. I can't wait to help children attend school in shoes that feel amazing to wear!” —Penelope DeLeon, Shoes That Fit Board of Directors


A national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Claremont, CA., Shoes That Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving children in need new athletic shoes to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play and thrive. Named a California Nonprofit of the Year, Shoes That Fit delivered new athletic shoes to approximately 150,000 children in more than 1,500 schools across all 50 states last year alone. Help ensure that no child misses school because they don't have shoes that fit by visiting our website:

Penelope De Leon