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Margaret Golden, Ed.D.

 Margaret Golden Photo 2013

Director of Courage to Teach
Bertrand Hall Room 24C

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Education, Educational Psychology
     University of California, Berkeley
  • Master of Arts, Educational Administration and Policy
     University of California, Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies
     San Diego State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Culturally Proficient Learning Communities
  • Mindfulness in Education
  • Personal and Professional Renewal


  • Doerr, Maniates, and Golden (2001). Teach Our Children Well: Essential Strategies for the Urban Classroom, Heinemann Publications
  • Golden (Ed.) (2012), Teaching and Learning from the Inside Out: Revitalizing Ourselves and Our Institutions. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, no. 130

Professional Associations

Credentials and Training

  • California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
  • Massachusetts Elementary Teaching Credential
  • Prepared as a facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal

Board Membership

  •  Institute for Leadership Studies, Dominican University of California

Conferences, Presentations, Facilitation in 2012-13

  • Keynote Presentation: Sustaining the Courage to Teach: An Inside Out Approach to Professional Development at WestEd Regional Educational Laboratory- the Program for Infant/Toddler Care Conference, San Diego, CA—April 14, 2013
  • Invited Panel Host: Transforming Education at Every Level: Whole Human Learning toward a Regenerative Future. An emergent conversation with visionary teachers and learners at  23rd Annual Bioneers National Conference, San Rafael, CA—October 19-21, 2012

Courses Taught 2012-13

  • Observation and Preparation for Supervised Teaching
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Reading/Language Arts in Elementary School
  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Courage to Teach/Lead

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