GCAC Director’s Circle Member
Sharon Romeo-Willis is currently an Instructional Coach for CSI and ATSI schools in SAUSD, where she strives to develop and facilitate Improvement Science systems that give teachers the ability to provide students from generational poverty equity, and access to strong instruction. 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, curriculum writer and curator of projects and partnerships. 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 reside in Orange County and are the proud parents of two children. Her mantra has always been equity through accessible, relevant and rigorous education.