This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The talk is about the benefits of civic activism
Alice Petrossian is currently a Vice-Chair on the Los Angeles County Commission for Women and in July 2013 California Chief Justice Canti-Sakuaye appointed Alice to the “California Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning.” She hold Masters Degree in Education Administration and completed her course work towards a PhD in Educational Policy at the University of Southern California. Alice retired from the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) as Chief Academic Officer-Deputy Superintendent. Prior to joining PUSD, she served in multiple administrative positions in Glendale Unified School District, including 10 years as the Assistant Superintendent-Educational Services. Throughout her 44 year career, Alice has been an educational leader and advocate for all students. She is most passionate when working for and with disenfranchised, minority and limited English speaking students. Alice was appointed to several state boards and commissions by Governors Jerry Brown, George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson and Gray Davis. Just to name a few, Alice served as Chair of the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing, President of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, and Trustee of the California State University System. Alice has been happily married for 45 years, has two sons, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.
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