With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities. Learn more about SJSU Alumni Margaret Isied below. To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.
“Margaret Isied is an Educator of Impact because of her outstanding professional expertise and leadership. She currently works as the Lead Academic Counselor at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Jose, where she manages a team of five counseling professionals. Always focused on student success, she has increased four-year college application acceptances for low-income and students of color and expertly collaborated with community organizations, teachers, administrators, and families. A graduate of our Counselor Education program, Margaret has intentionally continued her professional development with designations as a College Admission Specialist and Counseling Data Specialist for ASCA. She also leads the PublicSchool Counselor Committee for the Western Association for College AdmissionCounseling and has facilitated the dramatic increase in the organization’s public school counselor membership by 400% over two years. Concurrently, she created professional development resources and has made compelling presentations at conferences. In February 2020, Margaret was the kickoff speaker at the WACAC Legislative Conference in Sacramento where she brought the public school counselor perspective to life. Margaret remains integrally connected to our program and recruited the majority of her Lincoln High counseling staff to attend the Sunday CTC accreditation meeting. Margaret is knowledgeable, collaborative, and leads with passion and impact.”