Marilyn Cachola Lucey

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Marilyn Cachola Lucey
Alamo, CA
San Ramon Valley High School PTSA, Danville, California

Personal and Professional Information

  • I am a Filipina immigrant mother and wife, living in a neurodiverse family.
  • I work as a Deputy Director for California Assemblymember (state legislature).
  • I’ve earned a Bachelors degree in Interpersonal and Mass Communications, and Masters degree from Graduate School of Counseling Psychology and Education.
  • I will soon complete post-graduate public leadership program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
  • I’ve worked as a public school special educator, program director of an early intervention and pediatric medical therapy center, and a professional special education advocate.
  • I have also worked in campaign field operations for federal, state, and local races.
  • I provide training and training design consulting on a variety of subjects including inclusive design, IEPs, 504 plans, DEI, on a freelance basis.
  • I am a dancer, bookworm, foodie, and cat-mama.
  • My faith is important to me and a part of everything I do.

PTA Involvement

Current Service Includes:

  • California State PTA Legislative Advocate
  • California State PTA Resolutions Committee Members
  • Personal Advisor to District President of my PTA district

Past Service Includes:

  • President at Unit, Council and District PTAs
  • California State PTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair
  • California State PTA Legislation Commissioner 
  • California State PTA Education Commissioner
  • California State PTA Health and Community Concerns Commissioner
  • California State PTA Resolutions Committee Member
  • California State PTA Convention Workshop Presenter (multiple times)
  • National PTA Workshop Presenter
  • District PTA Founders Day Chair
  • District PTA Liaison to Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council
  • PTA Council Special Needs Chair
  • PTA Council VP of Leadership
  • Unit PTA roles include
  • DEI Chair
  • Special Needs Chair
  • Room Parent Coordinator
  • Red Ribbon Week Coordinator
  • VP of Legislative Advocacy
  • Parent Education Chair
  • Garden Chair (received a California Spotlight Award for organic, watershed safe, FoodBank farming school garden program)

Community Involvement

Current Service Includes:

  • First 5 Children and Families Commission Vice Chair
  • Commissioner on Commission on the Status of Women and Girls  
  • PFLAG (LGBTQ+ Support, Education, Advocacy) Community Engagement and Partnerships Chair
  • Help Me Grow Advisory Board
  • Family Economic Security Partnership Commissioner
  • County Racial Justice Coalition Member 
  • County Immigrant Rights Alliance Member
  • League of Women Voters
  • National Organization of Women
  • Moms Demand Action
  • Moms Rising/Mamas Con Poder
  • 350 Bay Area (environmental protection and conservation)

Past Service Includes:

  • Chair of Parcel Tax Campaign Committee (voters approved)
  • First 5 Children and Families Commission Chair and District 2 Commissioner 
  • Sustainable Danville Area Schools Program Volunteer  
  • advisory committees for school district include SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) Community Advisory Committee, Local Control and Accountability Plan Committee, Climate/Culture Committee, School Calendar Committee, Homework Policy Revision Committee, FICMAT Committee, Budget Review Committee
  • School Education Fund President
  • School Education Fund Grant Writer
  • School Education Fund Carnival Chair\
  • School Education Fund Auction Chair (twice)
  • District Wide Education Foundation Run For Education Project Manager (9,000 registrants, raised $400,000, 200 volunteers)

Honors and Awards

  • California State PTA Honorary Service Award (units and council) 
  • California State PTA Continuing Service Award (council)
  • Golden Oak Service Award (district)
  • Educator Honorary Service Award (unit)
  • Community Service Award from school district for chairing parcel tax campaign