Meet the IUSD Board of Education

Ira Glasky was elected to the Board in June 2014 via a Special Election to fill a vacancy. He was re-elected to a 4-year term in November 2014. Ira was selected to serve as Board President for 2017.

Ira's career as an attorney began with a firm specializing in political, election and municipal law, and is currently serving as general counsel for a home building and real estate development company. In addition, Ira is a former employee of the California State Assembly and has served as a legislative affairs advocate.

Prior to joining the Board, Ira served as an appointee to the District's Finance Committee, and has been actively involved at the site level through PTA/PTSA, School Site Council and athletic boosters.

Ira can be reached at 714-393-4578 or via email at iraglasky@iusd.org

Current term expires November 2018

 

For the 2017 calendar year, Ira will serve as the Board representative to:

  • Irvine Child Care Project
  • Irvine Public Schools Foundation
  • City/District Liaison Committee
  • California Association of Suburban School Districts

and school site liaison to:

  • College Park
  • Deerfield
  • Greentree
  • Irvine H.S.
  • Lakeside M.S.
  • Plaza Vista
  • Stone Creek
  • Venado M.S.

Sharon Wallin was re-elected to the Board in November 2014, and is currently serving in her fourth term. Sharon was selected to serve as Board Clerk for 2017.

In addition to her IUSD responsibilities, Sharon is the Past President of the Orange County School Boards Association and has been a member of the CSBA Delegate Assembly for the past ten years.

Sharon has been actively involved in the PTA Council for over 25 years, serving as the group's parliamentarian through 2007. She maintains a strong focus on emergency preparedness, student safety, student mental health, and adequate state funding for public education.

Sharon can be reached at 949-733-2482 or via email at sharonwallin@iusd.org

Current term expires November 2018

 

For the 2017 calendar year, Sharon will serve as the Board representative to:

  • Coalition for Legislative Action
  • PTA Council
  • City/District Liaison Committee

and school site liaison to:

  • Beacon Park
  • Cypress Village
  • Early Childhood Learning Center
  • Jeffrey Trail M.S.
  • Portola H.S.
  • Portola Springs
  • Woodbury

Paul Bokota was re-elected to the Board in November 2016, and is currently serving his second term. Prior to joining the Board he was an active member of the Finance Committee for six years, including serving as the chairperson of the Board appointed Revenue Enhancement Committee.

Paul has been a lawyer for over 20 years and is currently in-house corporate counsel for Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.  He has been an active member of the PTA, including serving as past president of Brywood PTA, and is a Legacy Partner of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation.

Paul can be reached at 949-235-8405 or via email at paulbokota@iusd.org

Current term expires November 2020

 

 

For the 2017 calendar year, Paul will serve as the Board representative to:

  • GATE Community Advisory Committee
  • Irvine Public Schools Foundation
  • Medical Advisory Board

and school site liaison to:

  • Creekside/San Joaquin H.S.
  • Culverdale
  • Eastshore
  • Meadow Park
  • South Lake M.S.
  • Springbrook
  • Westpark
  • Woodbridge H.S.

Lauren Brooks was re-elected to the Board in November 2016, and is currently serving her second term. Prior to joining the Board she had been instrumental in initiating and facilitating the annual student trip to Sacramento, where students meet with legislators to present their views on education issues.

Lauren began her education career as a science instructor and has served the district in a number of volunteer roles including Irvine Public Schools Foundation board member, PTA Council board member, PTA President and Irvine Children's Fund board member.

Lauren can be reached at 714-292-2033 or via email at laurenbrooks@iusd.org

Current term expires November 2020

 

For the 2017 calendar year, Lauren will serve as the Board representative to:

  • Coastline ROP Board
  • Coalition for Legislative Action
  • Special Education Community Advisory Committee
  • PTA Council
  • Irvine Prevention Coalition

and school site liaison to:

  • Alderwood
  • Bonita Canyon
  • Oak Creek
  • Rancho San Joaquin M.S.
  • Turtle Rock
  • University H.S.
  • University Park
  • Vista Verde

Betty Carroll was elected to the Board in November 2016. Prior to joining the Board, Betty was the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation and an active member of the District’s Education Advisory Committee.

Betty begin her professional career in New York at a large global law firm, representing investment banks and financial institutions, before returning home to Orange County. She is licensed to practice in California and New York and is currently managing partner of an Irvine-based corporate legal practice that she established in 2007.

Betty has been actively involved at the site level as PTA First Vice President, School Site Council,room parent, and classroom volunteer.

Betty can be reached at 949-340-5703 or via email at bettycarroll@iusd.org

Current term expires November 2020

 

For the 2017 calendar year, Betty will serve as the Board representative to:

  • Nominating Committee of the County Committee on School District Organization
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Irvine Chamber of Commerce (Governmental Affairs Committee)

and school site liaison to:

  • Brywood
  • Canyon View
  • Eastwood
  • Northwood
  • Northwood H.S.
  • Santiago Hills
  • Sierra Vista M.S.
  • Stonegate