Maureen DiMarco
A life dedicated to California's children

Educational Leadership

California's first Cabinet Secretary for Child Development & Education.

President, California School Boards Association.

Special Consultant, California Department of Education: Helped develop
the landmark Hughes-Hart Educational Reform Act of 1983, the first major
educational reform in over a decade which
strengthened high school graduation requirements and lengthened the
school day and year.

President, Orange County School Boards Association.

President, Garden Grove Unified School Board.

Member, Garden Grove Unified School Board.

Education, Awards, & Honors

* Attended the University of Southern California, Glendale College and
the J.D. program at Western State University.

* PTA Honorary Service Award- 1977.

* USC Educare ROSE Award: "Recognition of Outstanding Support to
Education" - 1991.

* USC Alumni Merit Award - 1992.


Married to Richard DiMarco; their two children, Marianne and Noelle, were
educated in California public schools and are now in graduate schools.

Endorsed By:

The Sacramento Bee, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San
Diego Union-Tribune, The San Francisco Examiner, The Santa Rosa Press
Democrat, The Contra Costa Times, The Bakersfield Californian, The Long
Beach Press-Telegram, The Ventura Star Free Press,
The Riverside Press-Enterprise, The Temecula Californian,
The Siskiyou Daily News, The San Jose Mercury News, The San Francisco
Weekly, The South Bay Daily Breeze, The San Ramon Valley Times, Ron Raya,
President of the Hispanic Superintendents' Association, Ken Moffett,
Lennox School District in Inglewood and National Superintendent of the Year,
The Sacramento Womens' Campaign Fund, The California Association for the
Gifted, and the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce.

Maureen DiMarco's Sgnificant Accomplishments for Children:

* Architect of the Governor's prevention agenda policy -- Healthy
Start program, the Statewide Volunteer Mentor Program, Preschool
and Child Care Programs and the Teacher Intern Program

* Facilitated twelve statewide "Children's Summits" to formulate
the comprehensive delivery of coordinated services for children
and families.

* Participated in the development of the 1983 Hughes Hart
Educational Reform Act which strengthened high school graduation
requirements and lengthened the school day.

* Primary responsibility for bringing the LEGO Family Park to
Carlsbad, CA.

* Primary responsibility for negotiating for Governor Wilson for
the Disneyland expansion including the creation of an education


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