Dr. Bukko returns to Stanislaus State where she began her pursuit of higher education, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a teaching credential. As a first generation college student reared in the Central Valley, Dr. Bukko shared, "I feel like I'm coming home as I join the faculty at Stanislaus State. This is where I learned that anything can be possible for ALL students, no matter the barriers and hardships life can pose."
During her thirty year career as a public educator, Dr. Bukko taught high school English and then went on to serve as a school site administrator as well as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services at the district office level.
After completing a Masters of Science degree in School Counseling and earning a Pupil Personnel Services credential, Dr. Bukko completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of the Pacific. Her research focuses on educational and instructional leadership, equity and excellence in education, school improvement and teacher efficacy.