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Jodi Marchesso



Jodi Marchesso

Adjunct Faculty

  • Campus:
  • Pasadena
  • Online
Human Development and Education
Pacific Oaks College
Address Map of 45 W Eureka Street Pasadena CA 91103
45 W Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

Jodi Marchesso holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Dakota and a Doctoral degree in Education from William Howard Taft University in Colorado.Her credentials include a single subject Biological Sciences Credential and a Preliminary Administrative Services credential from the State of California. Jodi has Biology, Chemistry and Physics to students in grades 7-12. Currently, she is the STEM Specialist for the Pasadena Unified School District. Jodi has led the district through the transition and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards by providing intense professional development and job-embedded coaching for all science teachers, K-12. She also oversees the implementation of the California Healthy Youth Act and coordinated the recent pilot and adoption of K-5 History/Social Science materials.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
B.S. Biology University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 2001
B.S. Secondary Teaching Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD 2004
M.ED William Howard Taft University, Santa Ana, Ca 2010
Ed.D Leadership and Management William Howard Taft University, Santa Ana, Ca 2020
Biological Sciences, California
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, California
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Curriculum and Program Development General Expertise
K-12 Education General Education
Leadership Educational Leadership

Marchesso, J. (2016). Science Standards: A New Vision.. Principal, 36 ,


Marchesso, J.. (2018). Helping Students Become Science Language Learners with the 5E Model. Retrieved from .

Marchesso, J.. (2016). Transitioning to the Next Generation Science Standards. Retrieved from

Curriculum Vitae