THINK Together’s Alicia Maciel Named a Trustee on the Brea Olinda Unified Board of Education

The Executive Director of Strategic Development & Partnerships will fill the term of outgoing trustee Mike Condiff, which ends in 2014.

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Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2012

Alicia Maciel, THINK Together’s Executive Director of Strategic Development & Partnerships, has been appointed as a trustee to the Brea Olinda Unified School District’s Board of Education, filling a two-year seat vacated by former board member Mike Condiff.

“My passion and commitment to education motivated me to apply for the seat on the board,” Maciel said. “I’m honored to have been appointed from such a qualified pool of applicants. Not only will this opportunity allow me to make a difference for our Brea students, but it also perfectly aligns with my professional career at THINK Together where we focus on enabling students to reach their full potential.”

Maciel was one of nine candidates who applied to the board to fill the empty seat. She was the only one of nine to be approved unanimously by the board. The term will run through Dec. 2014.

“This was an amazing group of talented and dedicated candidates coming forward with the
desire to serve and give back to the Brea Olinda community,” said Superintendent A. J. “Skip”
Roland after Maciel’s appointment.

Maciel was sworn in at the Brea City Council Chambers on Monday Dec. 10 by former California Secretary of Education Marian Bergeson. Bergeson’s long career in education included stints as a teacher and a school board member for Newport-Mesa Unified School District. In addition to being secretary of education under Gov. Pete Wilson, she held elective office as a state senator, state assemblywoman and Orange County supervisor.

As the Executive Director of Strategic Development & Partnerships, Maciel oversees the alignment of various projects and initiatives with the organization’s overall strategic plan and plays a leadership role in Fund Development and the Marketing and Communications Department.

“We have a lot of talent in our organization that is dedicated to providing the best education possible for all students,” said THINK Together Founder and CEO Randy Barth. “Having this amazing team contribute in various ways toward that end is central to who we are as an organization. Having Alicia serve on the school board in the community in which she lives is an embodiment of that commitment.”

Maciel joined THINK Together in November of 2010, and prior to that she worked with nonprofit and for-profit executive and interdepartmental project teams to develop thorough strategic and leadership development plans as Principal of On the RISE, Inc. Throughout her career, she has contributed to organizations such as the Chevron Corp., The Walt Disney Co., KRAFT Foods and the UCI Medical Center. She also taught management courses related to entrepreneurial leadership and new venture launch at California State University, Fullerton. She holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Maciel lives in Brea with her husband and two sons.

About THINK Together

THINK Together is one of the leading and largest nonprofit providers of academic support programs (early literacy, after-school, small group tutoring, summer learning, etc.) in the U.S., serving more than 100,000 students across 420 locations in 35 school districts and more than 30 cities across a five-county footprint of Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego) plus greater Sacramento. Partnering with school administrators and teachers, its academically oriented programs and dedicated team of 2,500 employees are helping students close the achievement gap. THINK is an acronym: Teaching, Helping, Inspiring& Nurturing Kids. For more information, call (888) 485-THINK or visit http://www.THINKtogether.org or http://www.facebook.com/THINKtogether.
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