Mark Powell, Board Member            

San Diego County Board of Education.
“Independent Leadership…Common Sense Solutions!”

San Diego County Board of Education Member Mark Powell has overhauled the County Office of Education through Independent Leadership and Common-Sense Solutions. Mark supported high school internship programs and now our students are prepared to enter the workforce with the skills needed to compete in a global economy.

Mark is the only candidate with 28 years of Educational Leadership as a Teacher, Vice-Principal, and University Professor. Mark spearheaded efforts to establish term-limits for school board members, putting a stop to career politicians in education. No school board member should remain in office for over 20 years.

Mark led the charge to revamp San Diego County’s outdated drug education curriculum to combat the Opioid Crisis and tackle the dangers of Teen Vaping. He also pushed for resources to address student mental health issues and student safety on campus.

Mark has taken steps to hold school leaders and school districts accountable for mismanaging their budgets, getting the money back into the classroom where it belongs. His continued fiscal oversight is needed now more than ever.

Mark’s qualifications include a Master’s Educational Counseling; Master’s Educational Administration; Bachelor’s Criminal Justice Administration; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential; Educational Administration Credential; School Counseling Credential.

Honoring Our Students: It is always a pleasure to highlight the successes of students.

Affordable Housing For Teachers: One way to retain teachers and help them cope with soaring rents is by encouraging local school districts to build affordable housing projects.


Recognized Community Leadership

Teaching and Educational Administrative Experience:

  • Classroom Teacher, 4th Grade, Webster Academy
  • GATE Teacher, 5th/6th Grade, Hearst Elementary School
  • Classroom Teacher, 5th Grade, Curie Elementary School
  • Dean of Students Montgomery Middle School
  • Vice Principal Correa Jr. High School
  • Vice Principal Carlton Oaks School
  • Vice Principal Carlton Hills School
  • Adjunct Professor, National University
  • Adjunct Professor, United States International University (Alliant International University)

President Clairemont Town Council: Meeting with former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders when he was Chief of Police in 1993.

Reserve Police Officer San Diego Police Department: Photo of Police Chief Bill Kolender at SDPD Academy Graduation.

Husband and Parent: 

Managing Large Budgets: Mark Powell on KUSI Good Morning San Diego Discusses the sale of San Diego Unified Schools.

Advocating for Students: Mark Powell addresses the San Diego Unified School Board which is one of the school district located in District 1 

School Safety: As a former Reserve Police Officer with the San Diego Police Department Mark understands the importance of keeping our schools safe.

Honoring and respecting diversity: