Lisa 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.
Ms. Sakrison 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 District.
Ms. Sakrison 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 Bilingual Educator.
Today, Ms. Sakrison is focusing her extensive phonics, literacy and bilingual experience to develop educational material to meet the needs of today's students.
Ms. Sakrison 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.
Ms. Sakrison resides in Orange County, California with her husband and daughter.


Contact Information:
  Voice: 714-997-7700
  FAX: 714-997-7707