(Term ends 2016)
Jacqueline Simon was elected to the Board of Trustees of MiraCosta College in November 2004. She is a resident of Carlsbad representing Area 3, which includes Carlsbad and Encinitas.
As an educator with over 17 years of teaching experience at the community-college level, she brings a unique perspective to the Board. Her educational background involves her directly with many of the issues and challenges facing our community colleges today and gives her insight into the immediate needs of both faculty and students. She believes that MiraCosta’s curriculum policy should strongly comply with academic goals and transfer requirements of four-year institutions so that students will have the opportunity to transfer to any college of their choice. She also advocates that local funding be apportioned to promote expanding educational opportunities.
She holds a Master of Arts degree in Speech from California State University East Bay (formerly called California State University at Hayward) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from San Jose State University. She currently teaches speech and communication at community colleges within the San Diego and Riverside county districts, along with outreach programs such as the Hill House, continuing education for recently paroled individuals working to better themselves and their futures.
Ms. Simon also has numerous years experience in the corporate environment as a senior technical writer. In this capacity, she has authored and produced numerous technical and educational publications for many of San Diego’s top organizations. She is a Senior Member of the Society for Technical Communication.
Jacqueline also takes an active interest in the arts and culture of our community, having been an active member of the Museum of Photographic Arts since its inception, and has held several memberships over the years supporting the arts through organizations such as the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla, the Mingei International Museum, and the Save Our Heritage Organization. Being an advocate of the arts, Jacqueline hopes to create new venues for North County by involving MiraCosta as host and sponsor for promoting and recruiting new and existing artistic endeavors, such as increasing the utilization of the MiraCosta Theater.
Jacqueline welcomes this unique opportunity to serve as a MiraCosta trustee to ensure that MiraCosta College becomes the premiere institute of learning and educational opportunity benefiting not only our youth but also our community.