Tom Torlakson

State Superintendent of Public Instruction at California Department of Education

Tom Torlakson

Tom Torlakson

State Superintendent of Public Instruction at California Department of Education

Overview
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1516

Primary Location

Pittsburg, CA

Number of Boards

7

Birthday

07/19/1949 - San Francisco, CA, United States

Age

70

Number of Awards

1

Interests

Cycling, Triathlons, Fitness

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Representative from the 78th Assembly District at California State Assembly

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Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at California Department of Education

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Former Governor of California

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Governor at California Office of the Governor, Gavin Newsom

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President at ECMC Foundation

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Speaker Emeritus at California State Assembly

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President, American Federation of Teachers, Local 1521 Chapter at Los Angeles City College

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State Council Representative at California Teachers Association

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High School Teacher at Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (California)

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Founder at Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project

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Tom Torlakson
State Superintendent of Public Instruction at California Department of Education
Education
BA in History
Class of 1971

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

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Prior

THE CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION EXISTS TO PROTECT AND PROMOTE THE WELL-BEING OF ITS MEMBERS; TO IMPROVE THE CONDITIONS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING; TO ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF FREE, UNIVERSAL, AND QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION; TO ENSURE THAT THE HUMAN DIGNITY AND CIVIL RIGHTS OF ALL CHILDREN AND YOUTH ARE PROTECTED; AND TO SECURE A MORE JUST, EQUITABLE, AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY.

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Career History
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
2011 - Current
Senator from the 7th District
2000 - 2008

California State Senate is the senate branch for California.

City Council Member
1978 - 1981
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2009

The UC Santa Cruz Foundation is a not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation organized in 1974 to raise and manage private support for UC Santa Cruz. Working in close partnership with UCSC’s chancellor, administration, faculty and staff, the Foundation Board shares the university’s vision of academic excellence and its commitment to public service.

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2009

The University of California, Santa Cruz, has earned international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service. A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are also central to UCSC's core values.

Political Donations
$1,000
1999

Representative from California's 53rd Congressional District

$1,000
1999

Representative from California's 28th Congressional District

Awards & Honors
Vietnam Service Medal
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