Dr. Dale Marsden is superintendent of San Bernardino City Unified School District in California.
Dr. Marsden began his teaching career in 1985 as an Outdoor Education Science teacher for the Orange County Department of Education.
he joined the United States Air Force where he served as a Non-Commissioned Officer with one of the Air Force's only Combat Ready Units in Germany in charge of security for Ground Launched Cruise Missile Systems.
earned several awards including the Meritorious Service Award
, the Combat Readiness Award, and the Marksmanship Award.
Dr. Marsden began his teaching career with the Victor Elementary School District in 1993.
After serving as teacher and assistant principal, he was named principal at the district's Village Elementary School, where his school earned the 2004 California Distinguished School Award.
At the district level, Dr. Marsden served as Director of Quality and Development.
In this role, he
coordinated the district's strategic planning process and worked to align district academic and operational systems to those of other world-class organizations.
Dr. Marsden was selected to be Victor Elementary School District's superintendent in 2009.
The district is one of California's highest performing, high-poverty districts with more than11,200 students, 900 employees, and 18 schools.
have earned numerous awards including more than 14 California Distinguished School Awards, 3 National Blue Ribbon Awards, 4 Title I Academic Achievement Awards, several California Business in Education Excellence Awards, and 2 California Awards for Performance Excellence, which models the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program.
The district was recently awarded the Team Excellence Silver Level Award by the American Society for Quality
(ASQ) for their "Closing the Achievement Gap" process.
wife, Laurie, have lived in the Apple Valley, California since 1990.
They have four children: two boys and two girls, all redheads!
Dr. Marsden earned his B.A. from California State University in Liberal Studies with a minor in mathematics, his M.A. from California State University in Educational Administration, and his Ed.D. from Pepperdine University in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy.