Meet The Board of Education

The IUSD Governing Board members are elected by citizens of their respective trustee areas, however, the Governing Board operates as a unified Board, representing and supporting the interest of all Irvine communities, residents, students and staff. 

      board member photoIra Glasky

      Ira Glasky was re-elected to the Board in November 2018, and is currently serving in his second term.  Ira was selected to serve as Board President for 2022. 

      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.
       

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

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      Current term expires December 2022.  Trustee Area 4

      Each Board Member is assigned as Board Representative to various committees/organizations and serves as School Liaison to a group of schools (determined on a continuing yearly rotation basis); however, the Board operates as a unified Board, representing and supporting the interest of all Irvine communities, residents, students and staff.

      Board Representative to:

      • City/District Liaison Committee
      • CA Assoc. of Suburban School Districts
      • Emergency Preparedness Interagency Collaborative
      • Irvine Public Schools Foundation (shared)
      • PTA Council (shared)

      School Liaison to:

      • Lakeside MS
      • Plaza Vista
      • Stone Creek
      • Venado MS
      • College Park
      • Deerfield
      • Greentree
      • Irvine HS
      • IVA Elementary

       

        

       

       

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      Lauren Brooks

      Lauren Brooks was re-elected to the Board in November 2020, and is currently serving her third term.  Lauren was selected to serve as Board Clerk for 2022.  In 2019, Lauren was awarded the prestigious Marian Bergeson Award, the highest honor granted by the Orange County School Boards Association, awarded to trustees who promote and enhance public education through their governing board service and community efforts. Prior to joining the Board she was 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.

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

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      Current term expires December 2024.  Trustee Area 1

       

      Each Board Member is assigned as Board Representative to various committees/organizations and serves as School Liaison to a group of schools (determined on a continuing yearly rotation basis); however, the Board operates as a unified Board, representing and supporting the interest of all Irvine communities, residents, students and staff.

       

      Board Representative to:

      • Coastline ROP Board
      • Coalition for Legislative Action
      • City/District Liaison Committee
      • CA Assoc. of Suburban School Districts
      • PTA Council (shared)
      • Irvine Public School Foundation (shared)

      School Liaison to:

      • Turtle Rock
      • University HS
      • University Park
      • Vista Verde
      • Alderwood
      • Bonita Canyon
      • Oak Creek
      • Rancho San Joaquin MS

       

        

       

       

      board member photoPaul Bokota

      Paul Bokota was re-elected to the Board in November 2020, and is currently serving his third 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 the Hydrafacial Company.  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.

       

       

       

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

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      Current term expires December 2024.  Trustee Area 5

       

      Each Board Member is assigned as Board Representative to various committees/organizations and serves as School Liaison to a group of schools (determined on a continuing yearly rotation basis); however, the Board operates as a unified Board, representing and supporting the interest of all Irvine communities, residents, students and staff.

       

      Board Representative to:

      • Nominating Committee of the County
      • Special Education Community Advisory Comm.
      • Irvine Chamber (Gov. Affairs Committee)
      • PTA Council (shared)
      • Irvine Public Schools Foundation (shared)

      School Liaison to:

      • South Lake MS
      • Springbrook
      • Westpark
      • Woodbridge HS
      • Creekside HS / IVA Secondary
      • Culverdale
      • Eastshore
      • Irvine Adult Transition Prog
      • Meadow Park

       

        

       

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      Sharon Wallin

      Sharon Wallin was re-elected to the Board in November 2018, and is currently serving in her fifth term.

      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 16 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.

       

       

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

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      Current term expires December 2022.  Trustee Area 2

      Each Board Member is assigned as Board Representative to various committees/organizations and serves as School Liaison to a group of schools (determined on a continuing yearly rotation basis); however, the Board operates as a unified Board, representing and supporting the interest of all Irvine communities, residents, students and staff.

      Board Representative to:

      • Coalition for Legislative Action
      • PTA Council (main rep)
      • Irvine Public Schools Foundation (shared)

      School Liaison to:

      • Loma Ridge
      • Portola HS
      • Portola Springs
      • Solis Park
      • Beacon Park
      • Cadence Park
      • Cypress Village
      • Early Childhood Lrn. Cnt.
      • Jeffrey Trail MS

       

        

       

       

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      Cyril Yu

      Cyril Yu was elected to the Board in November 2020, and is currently serving his first term. Prior to joining the Board, Cyril was appointed in 2014 to the IUSD Finance Committee, which helped to assess and advocate for IUSD’s Measure E Improvement Bond.

      Cyril Yu attended UC Berkeley, majoring in political science, and then obtained his law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law. Cyril worked in private practice for four years before joining the Orange County District Attorney’s Office in 2002. Cyril is currently a Senior Deputy District Attorney.

       

       

       

      Board Member Yu can be reached at 626-260-0603 or via email at cyrilyu@iusd.org.

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      Current term expires December 2024. Trustee Area 3

      Each Board Member is assigned as Board Representative to various committees/organizations and serves as School Liaison to a group of schools (determined on a continuing yearly rotation basis); however, the Board operates as a unified Board, representing and supporting the interest of all Irvine communities, residents, students and staff.

      Board Representative to:

      • Irvine Child Care Project
      • GATE Community Advisory Committee
      • Medical Advisory Board
      • PTA Council (shared)
      • Irvine Public Schools Foundation (shared)

       

      School Liaison to:

      • Santiago Hills
      • Sierra Vista MS
      • Stonegate
      • Woodbury
      • Brywood
      • Canyon View
      • Eastwood
      • Northwood
      • Northwood HS