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Pauline Tressler, Ed.D.

ESS Consultant 
Education Support Services Group

Cell: (714) 343-4774


With over 30 years of public school experience, Dr. Pauline Tressler began her career as an elementary school teacher, moving into positions of leadership after that.  She was a supervisor in the Assessment and Registration Center and a specialist with Limited English Proficient Student Services for the Garden Grove Unified School District.  Dr. Tressler also served the same district as Coordinator of Categorical Programs, where she planned, coordinated, and monitored major K-12 categorical budgets.  She also served as an Assistant Principal there.  Dr. Tressler transitioned to Ocean View School District (Huntington Beach) and, there, served as the Director, Elementary School Program/Student Services, as a K-5 Principal, and as a Principal/Director – GATE Title 1, Mentor.  She was responsible for the operation of the elementary school program and the design, coordination, and implementation of instructional and educational services. Dr. Tressler was also responsible for the supervision and evaluation of elementary principals, school psychologists, nurses, teachers, classified personnel and the coordinator of special education.  She completed her career at Savanna School District, where she served as Assistant Superintendent before retiring in June of 2018.

Dr. Tressler earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from California State University, Fullerton, a master of science in educational administration from Pepperdine University, and she earned a doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Southern California.  She holds a professional administrative credential, a multiple subject teaching credential, and a California Language Acquisition Development certificate.

Dr. Tressler has been a leadership coach with ACSA, a university supervisor - National Staff Development, UCI Writing, and Thinking/Writing Project.  She is a recipient of the National Blue Ribbon/Distinguished School Awards, was a presenter at a Blue Ribbon Ceremony in Washington, D.C., and she was granted fellowships to the UCI Thinking/Writing Project and the UCI Writing Project.

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