Dr. Allan P. Gold has more than 44 years of experience in the field. He has been a district psychologist with Reed Union School District since 1976. During this time from 1980 to 1987, he was an adjunct professor at the University of California Berkeley in the School of Education. During his first graduate program in statistics, he joined the United States Army Reserves, serving in a medical unit. That was where he was introduced to psychology. He found that he had a knack for it and decided to make it his career once he was honorably discharged.
To better prepare for his career after the Army Reserves, Dr. Gold returned to the University at California Berkeley where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Mathematics, and a Master’s Degree in Statistics. Later he entered the schools Psychology program and received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
In acknowledgment of his contributions to the field, he has received numerous awards and accolades including being the recipient of the Rotary Club Award for Community service from the town where he works. Additionally, the California Association of School Psychologists twice named him an Outstanding School Psychologist, and he was given the First Educator Award for Outstanding Educators by Reed Union School District. Since 2017 he has been Chair of the Board of a non-profit organization, Being Adept, which is designed to educate middle school students to prevent alcohol and drug abuse.