1994 Inductee - Dr. Margarita Escobedo Wulftange

1994 Inductee - Dr. Margarita Escobedo Wulftange


Dr. Margarita Dolores Escobedo Wulftange received the highest degree in education when she earned her Doctorate Degree in 1982 she from the University of the Pacific. She attended the Stanford University where she received her Master’s Degree in Education in 1965. In 1959 she completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in the state of Arizona, where she was born. She received additional training to gain further knowledge in the field of education from the University of Utah, CSU-Stanislaus, Chapman College, San Joaquin Delta College, CSU-San Diego and UC Davis.

Dr. Wulftange held a variety of positions during her tenure as an educator. She was a teacher, assistant principal, bilingual teacher, college trainer, and Principal at Fremont Junior High School with Stockton Unified School District.

Dr. Wulftange was heavily involved in community activities for a number of years. She has been a life member of Sigma Delta Pi, a member and chairperson for the American Association of University Women, a member of the Stockton Teachers Association, Desegregation/Integration Task Force, and a member of the California Teachers Association. In 1970 Dr. Wulftange was a member and Secretary for the Confederation of Mexican American Organizations (COMA), and the Mexican American Political Association. She has also been active with the Stockton Association of School Administrators and the Integrated Equal Opportunity Coalition. She was Public Chairperson, Membership Chairperson and recording Secretary for the Association of Mexican American Educators and was a member of the States Association of Mexican American Educators.

Dr. Wulftange was extremely involved in several educational organizations including the SUSD Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, SUSD Management Bargaining Team with the Stockton Pupil Personnel Association. She held the position of Chairperson on the Crime Prevention Committee of the Crime Awareness and Prevention Commission of San Joaquin County.

She heavily values education as her goal in life and states that her father, Julio Escobedo Sr. and her mother, Petra, were her role models. She points out that her main interests are community involvement, teacher training, travel, writing, human relations, volleyball, walking and arts and crafts.

The Mexican American Hall of fame recognizes Dr. Wulftange as a role model for our youth, because of her outstanding accomplishments in Education, for community involvement, and her strong desire to make our society a better community for everyone. She lived in Stockton where she resided for 34 years and worked 35 years in Education as her chosen career. When she retired from Stockton Unified School District, she and her husband Frank moved to Safford Arizona where she presently resides.