Carolyn Webb de Macias was appointed chair of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools in 2013. She was appointed to the board of Cadiz, Inc. in 2019. She also is a former chair of the Community Coalition Board.
Carolyn’s professional career spans the public, private and education sectors. From February 2010 through June 2011, Carolyn worked as chief of staff in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education as an appointee of President Barack Obama. Her experience also includes being appointed to the University of Southern California as Vice President for External Relations and she holds the lifetime title of Vice President Emerita from the University of Southern California. Carolyn also served as a Senior Advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and chief of staff for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Carolyn earned her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Education from UCLA as a Danforth Foundation Fellow. She has a California Standard Teaching Credential, a California College Instructor’s Credential and a Montessori Teacher Certificate in Primary Grades and Administration. The California native is married to Reynaldo F. Macías, a professor of Chicano(a) Studies, Education and Socio-Linguistics at UCLA and is the mother of three adult sons.
Fun Fact: I absolutely love to dance and when there’s good music, I cannot sit still!