Director, William S. Hart Union High School District

Marianne DoyleDr. Mariane Doyle is the Director of Career Technical and Adult Education for the William S. Hart Union High School District and a lecturer in the educational leadership and policy studies (ELPS) department at California State University, Northridge where she teaches courses in research methodology and ethics to doctoral candidates. She is also an editor for the Journal of School Administration and Research Development and a senior researcher for the Principal Research Center. Mariane has been an educator for 19 years and a leader in Career Education for 12 years. Her industry background includes several years in software development as a product analyst working in quality assurance and as a technical writer, as well as a hospitality marketing professional. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Educational Leadership and Higher Education, and Master's and Bachelor's degrees in English Literature from California State University, Long Beach. During her tenure at the Hart District, Mariane has built over 100 career pathways, obtained over $19 million in grant funding, and expanded how the district serves students by extending career education to junior highs and alternative education settings through career exploration programs. She has worked to change direction in adult education by focusing on preparing adults for the workforce through robust English language, high school diploma, and short-term career technical education programming. Mariane is an equity advocate whose research is focused on educational programming that provides pathways to college and increased access for disadvantaged and underserved populations. She is frequently invited to present by businesses and educational leaders to speak on her generational research to support today’s intergenerational working relationships and to guide future educators and leaders towards excellence by understanding the social and emotional needs of students in order for them to access learning and achieve at the highest levels.