Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers.
Dr. Edward S. Marschilok is a community member, policymaker, and musician. Now known among his peers as “Dr. Music Ed”, he earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music in 1974 and continued his education at Syracuse University. He earned his Ph.D. in educational administration and policy studies in 1993 at the University at Albany before becoming a music instructor at various New York Schools.
Dr. Marschilok spent the majority of his professional career as a curriculum specialist for the New York State Education Department, where he coordinated the development and implementation of New York State Learning Standards for the Arts and managed the development of the Department’s Virtual Learning System for 21 years.
Later at the Department of Education, Dr. Marschilok’s influence grew to reach millions of students as he was chosen to lead the Department’s team of curriculum specialists in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Physical Education, School Library and Reading.