Paula R. Caplinger

Title:  Middle School Educator (Retired)
Company: Sacramento City Unified School District
Location: Ashland, OR United States


  • American River College Community Band (horn, trumpet)
  • Broadway at Music Circus, Sacramento, CA
  • California Teachers Association (advisory panel for legal services) (board of directors, 1999-2008) (member, state council on education, 1993-1996) (secretary, capital service center, chairman, 1993)
  • Consumer Federation of California (member policy board, 2002-2006)
  • Jabberwocky Good Time Band (2018-Present)
  • Local 12 – Professional Musicians of Central California
  • Music Educators National Conference
  • National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
  • National Education Association (assembly representative, delegate 1988)
  • Sacramento City Teachers Association
  • Sacramento Symphony
  • Sacramento Valley Wind Ensemble (first trumpet, 1986-1991)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Inductee, Who’s Who of Professional Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2002)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (1994-1995)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (1991-1994)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1993-1994)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the West,” Marquis Who’s Who (1989-1993)
  • Recipient, Golden Apple Award, Sacrament City Teachers Association (1986)

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