Sakrison is the Literacy Coordinator for the Orange Unified School
District (OUSD) in California. She is responsible for ensuring, promoting
and maintaining high standards in reading in language arts for Grades
K through 12. In her leadership position, she provides on-going staff
development that supports a balanced literacy program along with district
reading and language arts standards. In her position, Ms. Sakrison
reviews and analyzes reading scores to plan and implement programs
for the district.
was appointed to her district-level position with the OUSD by the
Orange Board of Education. Prior to her promotion to the district,
she was a mentor teacher in phonics and a classroom teacher. She began
her career as a classroom teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School
is a recognized authority on literacy and phonics issues. She is credited
with helping Assemblyman Steve Baldwin with efforts to pass AB 3482,
a landmark bill passed by the California State Legislature to provide
reading initiatives grants for school districts throughout the state.
As well as being instrumental in working with the Assemblyman, she
also developed the training for her district to accompany the bill.
With more than
20 years of experience in education, Ms. Sakrison has held a variety
of positions from classroom teacher to administrator. She is fluent
in Spanish and has developed bilingual programs. In 1993, the American
Mexican Association of Educators recognized her as the Outstanding
Today, Ms. Sakrison
is focusing her extensive phonics, literacy and bilingual experience
to develop educational material to meet the needs of today's students.
has a Master's Degree in School Administration as well as a California
Clear Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. She is active in the
International Reading Association, California Reading Association
and Pi Lambda Theta, International Honor Society and is a sustaining
member of the Junior League of Orange County.
resides in Orange County, California with her husband and daughter.