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Sonja Gagnon

San Diego County Office of Education
EL Coordinator, District & School Improvement

Sonja Munévar Gagnon is currently an English learner coordinator at SDCOE in the District and School Improvement Department. In this role, she provides services to promote a systems approach to ensure equity and access for English learners. These services include: the EL Student Shadow Project, customized professional learning around effective EL pedagogy, and coaching services for EL administrators. Previously, Sonja served over 20 years in the San Diego Unified School District as a secondary teacher, site EL program director, and district-level EL resource teacher supporting multiple sites in re-designing EL programs to better meet EL students' content and language needs.  She is a certified presenter and coach for WestEd's QTEL (Quality Teaching for English Learners) program and has also earned her National Board Certification.