Dr. Marcia R. Wilson, Board Member

Alhambra Unified School District

Board of Education District 1

Elected November 2020 to serve a four-year term



Dr. Marcia R. Wilson’s lifelong dedication to education, civic engagement, advocacy, and volunteerism is a legacy from parents who met at the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s.


She earned her B.A, M.S.W.,  and Ph.D. at the University of Southern California and joined the faculty at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School Social Work, where she has been an adjunct professor, teaching in both the MSW and DSW programs for over 30 years, including launching their online M.S.W. program.  


Dr. Wilson also serves as Dean of Pathway Innovation and Institutional Effectiveness and is Dean of Equity Initiatives, including the Re-entry Pathway, Employment and Career Success, and Strong Workforce Programs at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College,


An active parent booster while her sons attended AUSD schools, Dr. Wilson held multiple PTA leadership roles after her family moved to District in 2000.  She also served on the Citizen’s Oversight Committee for Measure C & MM to oversee the bond construction at AUSD schools and on the board of the Alhambra Educational Foundation for seven years. 


Her guiding principles are equity of access, opportunity, and outcomes, embracing the complexity of equity and diversity. Dr. Wilson understands that equity is not simply about race and ethnicity but also refers to nationality, immigration status, culture, color, class/socio-economic status, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and ability and disability.  She notes that where there are equity gaps, solutions are not simple and must be resourced, evidence-based and evaluated to determine impact.


One key focus of Dr. Wilson’s is shared evaluation of data to ensure equity. Other areas of particular interest include transparency and inclusion; innovation in teaching, technology, and funding; equity and diversity; authentic family engagement; and educating the whole person.


She believes that everyone should have a voice and that decisions should be supported and explained in ways that are accessible to all.  Data and information should be shared and presented so that everyone — students, parents, teachers, staff and administrators — can engage in discussions to interpret data and be involved in the data-decision decision-making.


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