Marianne Arbulu, Ed. D
Dr. Arbulu is a retired educator and a current member of the Leon County Code Enforcement Board. She is a former elected official having served on the Jefferson County School Board and more recently, as Superintendent of Schools in Jefferson County where she managed the charterization of the district schools. Under unique circumstances, a superintendent with only one supporting staff member, she successfully performed all district-level functions such as finance, budget, payroll, audit, inventory, maintenance, teacher certifications, expulsions, adult and virtual education programs,
school safety and more. Additionally, Dr. Arbulu provided classroom instruction using the Junior Achievement Career Success curriculum for high school students and instruction on tobacco prevention and other public health programs for middle school students. Preceding her election to office, she worked for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity where she was responsible for statewide programs such as credit enhancements, loans, technical assistance, low-income community investments, and training for small business entrepreneurs.
Prior to her public service career, Dr. Arbulu was a financial services industry executive for over twenty years earning status as a corporate fixer, where she developed and implemented organizational performance improvement interventions for different companies. After corporate life, she, along with her spouse, owned and managed a mortgage banking company with locations in Margate and Tallahassee, Florida.
She earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy, and a Master of Public Administration, both from Florida State University. Dr. Arbulu recently moved to Tallahassee from Monticello and joined the League to advocate for issues related to K-12 education with focus on transparency and accountability, and ethical government with emphasis on campaign finance reform. She looks forward to being an active board member and collaborating with members on various committees.
Her motto -
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”