September 15, 2019
  • 7:01 am Eps. 128: Dr. Edel Alonso, College of the Canyons Board Trustee

Dr. Edel Alonso was born in Havana, Cuba. She grew up in New York and New Jerseybefore moving to California after college.

To say Edel knows a lot about education is an understatement.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages and a teaching credential from Montclair State University in New Jersey.  Then, a Master’s degree in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University and then finally earning her Doctoral degree in Educational and Organizational Leadership from La Verne University.

She was a high school teacher teaching Spanish, French, and English as a Second Language. then, a high school counselor for nearly twenty yearsin the Hart School District.  She also has taught Counseling courses at thegraduate level for students pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling.

On top of all that, for eleven years Edel was involved with the California Teachers Association at the state level and chaired the Civil Rights in Education Committee of CTA State Council.

The last sixteen years of her career, Edel was counseling faculty at College of the Canyons (COC) and Chair of the Counseling Department and she continued to teachas well.  Edel was elected President of the Academic
Senate.

Edel retired in 2015 and in 2016 ran for a position on the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees. She is currently completing her first term and plans to run again in 2020.

We recorded this podcast several weeks ago. My apologies to Dr. Alonso for the delay in getting it out to the public. During our time, we discussed teaching, the COC Board and where it seems to be headed in the future.  

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