Dr. Edith Macklin-Isquierdo
(Former) Assistant Superintendent
for High School Leadership
Tucson Unified School District
1010 E. Tenth St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Dr. Edith Macklin-Isquierdo is the Assistant Superintendent for High School Leadership in the Tucson Unified School District where she provides direction for 10 comprehensive highs schools and 15 alternative high schools serving the 57,000 student district. During her tenure she has been an advocate for transformation of high schools through the creation of student choice enrollment, course selection, and innovative credit recovery opportunities. Dr. Macklin-Isquierdo has established sustainable processes and shifted the educational culture to one of relevant instruction for all students that is aligned to 21st Century skills and standards.
Prior to her appointment to Tucson, Dr. Macklin-Isquierdo served as principal at North High School in Phoenix, Arizona and principal at Cesar Chavez High School in Stockton, California where she was largely responsible for the opening of the district's first new high school in over fifty years. Through her leadership and collaboration with the Cesar Chavez educational community several extraordinary improvements were achieved, including the creation of a state-of-the-art small learning communities design with a customized block schedule that has been established as a model for the entire district. Prior to her years of high school leadership, Dr. Macklin-Isquierdo served as principal in a large urban elementary school and director of bilingual education in a rural school district outside of Houston, Texas.
A Texas native, Dr. Macklin-Isquierdo received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. She earned a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Prairie View A & M and her Doctor of Educational Psychology at Texas A & M University.
Dr. Macklin-Isquierdo represents student initiatives serving on several boards at the local, state, and national level. She shares her passion for transforming communities and closing the achievement gap with her husband, Dr. Manuel Isquierdo, Superintendent at Sunnyside Unified School District also in Tucson, Arizona, and her two children, Samantha age 13 and Robert age 11.