Dr. J. Paolo Magcalas was elected in November 2016 and represents Trustee Area 3 (the southwest region), Dr. Magcalas brings energy, passion and diverse experience to the AESD Board.
He is an Anaheim native and graduate of Clara Barton elementary school. Prior to joining the AESD Board, Dr. Magcalas taught in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Chapman University (CES). He currently teaches Ethnic Studies and U.S. History at Loara High School. In March 2016, Dr. Magcalas was named Top 25 Teachers in Orange County according to O.C. Parenting Magazine.
Dr. Magcalas is proudly affiliated with the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME); the American Education Research Association (AERA); the Filipino American National Historic Society (FANHS); the National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES); the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE); and the California School Boards Association (CSBA).
Dr. Magcalas earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach, Master of Arts degree in Education from Pepperdine University and his Ph.D. in Education from Chapman University. He is finishing his second Master’s degree in Education Administration from California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Magcalas has also presented his research in numerous national and international conferences and his work was recently published in UCLA’s Center X Education Journal.