Dr. Allan Gold was always interested in teaching and education and grew up being influenced by his father, who was an educator. While he was in school during the Vietnam War, he joined the U.S. Army Reserves. He joined a medical unit within the Army and was introduced to the field of psychology. With his interest piqued, he applied to psychology programs. He first earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley. He continued at the institution to receive a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a PhD in 1978.
Since 1976, Dr. Gold has provided his skills and services as the District Psychologist of Reed Union School District. He enjoys this line of work and during this time has also had the opportunity to teach as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the University of California, Berkeley, from 1980-1987. Throughout his career, he considers his greatest highlights to be receiving the Outstanding School Psychologist Awards and the Rotary Club Award.
Looking toward the future, Dr. Gold’s goal is to keep doing what he’s doing as long as he can. He started a Teach Equity and Acceptance Club (TEAA) during lunch time where anyone can come to talk about diversity. In addition, he started the Gender Sexuality Alliance so that the students have a safe space to talk about their sexuality. He has maintained professional affiliation with California Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Psychologists.