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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Irvine Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 2

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Sharon Wallin

Governing Board Member, Irvine Unified School District
6,499 votes (58.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Protect special programs including music, art, STEM and career/college preparation
  • Balance academic, physical and emotional well-being of each student
  • Use our taxpayer dollars effectively and efficiently with complete transparency



Sharon Wallin


• Current President, Irvine Unified School District Board of Education • Governing Board Member, 2002-present • Elected state Delegate to California School Boards Association (CSBA) 2004-present • Executive board member, Orange County School Boards Association (OCSBA) 2003-present • Elected board member/past president of OC Regional Occupational Program (ROP) • Elected member to Orange County Committee of School Re-Organization • Graduate of California School Boards Association (CSBA) Masters of Governance Program • Appointed member of CSBA’s state-wide political advocacy committee • Appointed member of Irvine Unified School District finance committee • Appointed member of Irvine Unified School District’s original Strategic Planning Committee • Appointed member of City of Irvine’s committee to create Strategic Plan for Children, Youth and Families • Over 20 concurrent years serving on School Site Council at 5 schoolsStonecreek Elementary; Meadow Park Elementary; Lakeside Middle School; South Lake Middle School, Woodbridge High School • Over 20+  years of PTA leadership Founding President of South Lake PTSA Executive Board for Irvine Unified Council PTA (IUCPTA) Legislative action chair for IUCPTA Parliamentarian for IUCPTA • Past Trustee for Irvine Educational Foundation now Irvine Public Schools Foundation • Founding board member, Meadow Park’s Technology Foundation • Member of California Coalition for Suburban School Districts (CALSSD) • Liaison positions including but not limited to: Special Education Community Advisory Board; Medical Advisory Board, Finance Committee, Irvine Prevention Coalition, Medical Advisory Committee, Emergency Interagency Committee,  Irvine Public School Foundation; City of Irvine and IUSD partnership team

Sharon’s Awards and Recognitions

• Recipient of Orange County’s (OCSBA) highest honor bestowed to a school board member, The Marian Bergeson Award • Golden Oak Service Award, PTA’s highest award recognizing outstanding service to children and youth • Recipient of Irvine Prevention’s Outstanding Supporter recognizing residents who go above and beyond to support families  • PTA Honorary Service Award • Parent of the Year for the entire Irvine Unified School District • Parent Volunteer of the Year at 3 school sites- Elementary; Middle; High School • City of Irvine Wall of Recognition

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am honored and privileged to serve as President of Irvine Unified School District Board of Education.  I love our Irvine community and value our exceptional schools.  Nationally recognized for educational excellence and safety, Irvine’sschools are the number one reason people live in Irvine. Mychildren attended our Irvine schools, and their children attend Irvine schools.

Irvine Unified School District is experiencing substantial growth and change.  As a 40-year resident of Woodbridge and having served 4 terms on the Board of EducationI will providecontinuity, a vast knowledge base and an unparalleled historical perceptive.

I believe in:

Protecting and expanding programs in music, art,career/college preparation and STEM

Effective and efficient use of taxpayer dollars with complete transparency

Attracting and retaining the best educators

Ensuring equity among all schools, old and new

Providing a balance of academic, physical and emotionalwell-being for all students


I have devoted decades to public education in leadership roles at the state, county and local levels.    

Parents, community members, alumni and teachers have trusted me as a Board Member, observing my passion and problem-solving approach to governing. I promise to continue making decisions that enable all students to be successful.




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