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This Newly Created Position is a First for EGUSD and Highlights the Importance of Arts Education in Schools and the Community to the Benefit of Every Student

ELK GROVE, Calif. – June 28, 2019 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) Board of Education approved the creation of a new visual and performing arts district level position in May of 2018 and after an extensive talent, the Board approved Sofia Fojas for the new district level position. The new hire is the first step toward fulfilling the Board and District’s vision to expand, bolster and support the arts across all grade levels throughout the District and within the community. 


Executive Director of Education Services Susan Larson stated, “Many Elk Grove Unified schools have top-notch visual and performing arts programs, including art, band, dance and theater. We now have an opportunity to enhance arts programs across all of our schools and make a positive and transformative experience for students of all backgrounds.With delight and excitement, we welcome Sofia and look forward to having her help us to move our arts agenda forward into the 21st century and beyond.”


Fojas joins EGUSD from San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) where she supervised cultural equity and social justice in the arts. Fojas began her teaching career in 1994 as a music teacher and holds an administrative credential. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, with a minor in music from the University of Hawaii and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from California State University, East Bay. 


About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.


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