Executive Officer of College and Career Readiness, Fresno Unified School District
Sally Fowler is the Executive Officer of College and Career Readiness for Fresno Unified School District. She has spent over 30 years in education as a teacher, program manager, and coordinator, district office support for secondary education and as a site principal. In these roles Sally has been involved in working with students, teachers, community based organizations, faith based organizations and higher education.
Sally is passionate about improving instruction through real-world curriculum designed to engage students, providing every student with a work-based learning experience, and supporting her district and schools in this pursuit. Her dedication to support student transitions from high school to a career, positively impacts the lives of students in her district and beyond. She is the 2013 recipient of the Dr. Harold Haak Award for Educational Excellence in Building Business/Education Partnerships awarded by the Fresno Compact. Sally is a graduate of Fresno State with a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Education from Fresno Pacific University. She holds various teaching credentials and an Administrative Services Credential from Fresno Pacific University.
We educate over 10,000 adults each year, making connections for those who need to learn English, overcome the odds, earn their high school diploma or GED, gain job skills, and improve their knowledge through a self-improvement class. I hope to improve my ability to lead my team and help our region in their efforts to educate, support, train, and provide access to services for the many underserved individuals living in our community. Being an educator is very rewarding but those rewards only come when our student’s needs are met and they are successful. Our belief is that an educated parent equates to an educated child, and I want to be an agent of change.”