Meet Sade


I believe an excellent public education is key to unlocking opportunity for all and necessary for building a great community!

I come into this position with an open mind and a willingness to build relationships.  From the beginning of my involvement with the district as a parent volunteer, I felt encouraged by very small steps that were making a difference in students’ lives. As my responsibilities have grown into leadership positions, my focus remains on what’s best for students. I look forward to listening, learning and contributing with a collaborative spirit.

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Sade was born and raised in Nigeria. A good education was her foundation to get to the U.S and to get a good job that helped her successfully navigate the immigration journey – from student visa to H1B work visa, green card, and US citizenship. 

Sade earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Lagos, a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Juris Doctor from the Seattle University School of Law.  She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association. 

 Fashokun worked at Microsoft Corporation for more than 20 years and is now a small business owner of an insurance agency.    She cares deeply about others having access to excellent public education, so everyone can have an opportunity at a successful future and live in a thriving community.

Ms. Fashokun has lived in Cedar Park since 2014 with her husband of 15 years and their two children who attend Cedar Park Middle School. The family loves to explore local parks and also love to travel near and far. Sade loves early morning runs and workouts at boot camp!

As a parent and community member, I have been involved by serving the Leander ISD community for several years in this capacity:
  • Literacy Partner
  • Tutor (Math, Reading, Hour of Code
  • Mentor
  • Coach (Math Pentathlon and Destination Imagination)
  • PTA Treasurer & PTA President

I also served on district-wide committees:

  • Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) and

  • Bond Oversight Committee.

I have also served with the City of Cedar Park on the:

  • Economic Development Type 4A Board and

  • Bond Advisory Task Force.

As a Leander ISD Trustee, I serve on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, Policy Committee, and as an Internal Audit liaison.

I am results-driven and focused on the issues that bring student success. As a volunteer and PTA leader, I worked closely with teachers, staff, and families to provide the resources that improve the academic and social experience for all students and teachers. I was appointed to the Leader ISD board in October 2021 – the first Black Trustee in the district’s history – and I have hit the ground running.

I have a good grasp of a wide range of issues that impact student success and I have a plan to work with stakeholders to focus on the issues. I rethink business as usual, and think of creative and fiscally efficient solutions.

I am a capable Trustee that quickly understands the complex issues, such as school finance, in order to make decisions that maintain fiscal responsibility and help students, teachers, and community. I have demonstrated during my first few months as a Trustee, that I can navigate a steep learning curve and bring fresh ideas based on community collaboration and individual knowledge/experience.

A Trustee’s role is in oversight and governance and not to get into the weeds to do the work of admin, staff, or teachers. I engage in respectful, collaborative dialogue that enhances and enriches discussions and decision-making.

As an engaged Trustee, I spent several hours learning about effective governance. I visited 20 campuses to see student learning in action, connect with teachers and admin, and understand best practices on what’s going well and how improvements can be made. These visits, relationships, and discussions all help me make informed decisions as a Leander ISD Trustee. I stay engaged with the community by responding to communications and educating/informing on issues.   

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