1625 East Shaw Ave. Suite 160
Fresno, CA 93710
Tel: 559.277.9858 Fax: 559.277.1284
PIQE’s Fresno regional office was founded in 1995. Since its inception, the Fresno office has served over 230 schools in 52 school districts within the counties of Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare. The Fresno office has graduated nearly 25,000 parents, thus enhancing the educations approximately 75,000 students.
Executive Director: Sagrario Diaz
Sagrario Diaz serves as the Executive Director of PIQE’s Fresno’s Regional Office. As Executive Director, she provides leadership and guidance by analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Ms. Diaz also maintains proper organizational structure and effective personnel, partnering closely with senior management to plan the future growth of PIQE’s presence in the region, as well as its strategic response to education and industry trends. Prior to joining PIQE, Ms. Diaz was a high school Spanish teacher, Junior Class Moderator and the World Language Department Chair at San Joaquin Memorial High School.
For over 21 years, Ms. Diaz has worked in the field of education. She began her educational career as an instructional aide and worked herself up slowly until she became an instructor in her own classroom. She has worked with students and parents at all levels, from elementary, middle and high schools; both in public and private schools. Consequently, she has gainedsubstantial knoweldge about the needs of K-12 students in the Central Valley. Sagrario has been an active member of CTA, CABE, ELAC, DELAC, CLTA and school site councils. In 2005-2007, Ms. Diaz served as the Associate Directior for PIQE’s Fresno Regional Office. During this time, she was instrumental in supporting the growth of the office and helped enhance the quality of PIQE’s programs throughout the Central Valley. Although she returned to the classroom, Ms. Diaz remained committed to PIQE’s mission by teaching PIQE’s signature program when possible,as well as facilitated PIQE’s Teacher Workshops. Ms. Diaz has a B.A in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in the blended program (also known as Bilingual Education) and an M.A. in Cross Cultural Curriculum.
Ms. Diaz is passionate about helping English Language Learners (ELL) and students of underserved communities. She grew up in Cantua Creek, a small ruralagricultural community. She always remembers her father stating that he may not have wealth to leave her and her siblings as an inheritance, but that he would leave them something greater, which was an education. All three of her brothers also received degrees, from various California State Universities and all believe in being role models for future generations. She is the proud mother of Cesar who is currently a college student.