In her 44-year career in K-12 and university education, Marsha
Gurney-Speck, Ed.D. (Cred., ’69) has always believed that
education is a key to success and citizenship.
Passionate about learning and quality education, she served as a
teacher, assistant principal, and high school principal. As
an assistant superintendent of schools and later professor
of educational leadership at San Jose State, she valued
teacher development, as well as leadership reviewing and
assessing programs to ensure they were serving each child.