Jose Paolo Magcalas is the newest Board of Education member at the Anaheim Elementary School District. Elected in November 2016 and representing Trustee Area 3 (the southwest region), Paolo 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, Paolo 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, Paolo was named Top 25 Teachers in Orange County according to O.C. Parenting Magazine.
Paolo 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).
Paolo earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach and Master of Arts degree in Education from Pepperdine University. He is finishing his Ph.D. in Education at Chapman University. Paolo has also presented his research in numerous national and international conferences and his work was recently published in UCLA’s Center X Education Journal.