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1401 W. Valencia Dr.,   Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone: (714) 447-7400 Fax: (714) 447-7414
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Hilda Sugarman


First Elected: 12/1/1996
Term Date: 2020-2024

1401 W Valencia Dr. Fullerton, CA 92833
(714) 447-7410



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Board Member Hilda Sugarman


Born and educated in San Francisco, Hilda attended Lowell High School, UC Berkeley and San Francisco State. Hilda literally married the boy up the block, Michael.


Hilda taught a few years while her husband was training. Her teaching experiences were in Hunters’ Point, Harlem, and Washington, DC. She loved it.


Mike, her husband, is an Internist/Rheumatoligist here in Fullerton. He is also President of the St. Jude Heritage Medical Group. They have two sons, Jason and Steven. The boys attended Richman, Laguna Road, Parks and Sunny Hills High Schools in Fullerton. Hilda was PTA President and Site Council President of these schools and President of Fullerton PTA Council. She also was team mom for the sport teams of the boys and sat on the Boards of the Fullerton Rangers, Boy Scouts and Golden Hill Little League. Mom Hilda has chaperoned trips to Washington, DC, Sacramento, US High School Select athletes to Russia, and Little League Players to their World Series. When the boys left for college, Hilda was on their college parent groups and even acted as a team mom. But that wasn’t the same as working here in Fullerton.


In 1996 Hilda was elected to the Fullerton School District Board of Trustees. She led the successful Bond Drive for improving school facilities. Some know her as a force for 21st century education and implementation of schools of choice in the Fullerton School District. Hilda serves on the Orange County School Board Committee. She also is an active member of the All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation, the Fullerton Excellence in Education Foundation, and the Assistance League of Fullerton. Nationally she serves on the Curriki Foundation and Project Inkwell.


The one thing that each of these activities have in common is their focus on children. Improving the quality of life and education of children is her passion.