Marcie Swan

Director, Aspire Teacher Residency LA at Alder GSE

Marcie Swan is the Director of Alder Graduate School of Education’s Teacher Residency in Los Angeles, California. She is the main faculty member in her region and is responsible for teaching graduate-level courses to the teacher residents. Marcie started her teaching career as a First- and Second-Grade Teacher for a small school district east of Los Angeles. After four years of teaching in the district, she joined the charter movement in order to teach at the very first charter school in South Los Angeles. She taught there for four years, eventually serving as Assistant Principal. She later joined Aspire Antonio Maria Lugo Academy as a Lead Fifth-Grade Classroom Teacher and Literacy Intervention Specialist. She then became a Founding Classroom, Lead, and Mentor Teacher of Aspire Firestone Academy. She was eventually promoted to Principal of Aspire Firestone Academy and served in that capacity for four years. Marcie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington; a Master’s degree in Education from Claremont Graduate University; and Administrative Credentials from California State University, Long Beach and Dominguez Hills.