GCAC Director’s Circle Member
Sharon Romeo-Willis is currently the Curator of Projects and Partnerships for Circulos XQ in SAUSD, where she strives to develop innovative projects that give students social capital, equity, and access within a placed based learning environment. Since 2001, she has worked for SAUSD as an elementary teacher, secondary teacher in Language Arts, teacher effectiveness coach, GATE trainer and coordinator, grant coordinator, and curriculum writer. These efforts led her to receive the Santa Ana Kiwanis Club Teacher of the Year, SAUSD District Teacher of the Year, and Orange County Teacher of the Year Award. Sharon Romeo-Willis is the founder of “Lift the GIfted”, which creates curriculum for all students, using GATE curriculum to achieve accessible rigor through project based learning. In all of her curriculum, the arts are fundamental component to the development of student expression, critical thinking, and presentation. Sharon and her husband are the happy parents of two children who graduated from SAUSD, and are now attending college. Her mantra has always been equity through education and access.