Meet the Commissioners
Began serving 2021. Jill Fergison has been involved with Escondido public schools for over 50 years. She began her time as a student herself and later continued her connection with EUSD as a member of the classified service for over forty years! During her employment with the District, Jill served as a CSEA representative and as a member of the bargaining team. In addition to serving as a commissioner on the EUSD Personnel Commission, she also serves as a member on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit preschool. Commissioner Fergison is a firm believer in the principles of the Merit system and its efforts to provide the most qualified employees to serve our students. Jill has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Personnel Management from National University.
Began serving 2019. Commissioner Morasco is somewhat new to the Commission but has been associated with CSEA since 1998. Ms. Morasco has had the unique distinction of working at various positions and levels as a Classified Employee at all High Schools in the EUHSD (Valley Center, Valley, Orange Glen, San Pasqual, Del Lago Academy and Escondido). She was chosen by the EUHSD as the lone representative for the District wide Classified Employees as a team member for the planning and development of the Del Lago Academy. Pam continues to work in education presently.
Pam first moved to Escondido in 1962. She attended Orange Glen High School and married her High School sweetheart. Pam and her husband have four children and seven grandchildren. Commissioner Morasco is very active in her church and community and has worked with various youth groups for many, many years. She has also spent several years doing volunteer work as a Humanitarian Service Missionary in various countries of the Caribbean and South America.
Began serving in 2023. Leila Sackfield is an active community volunteer in Escondido where she has been a resident for the vast majority of her life. She as well as her three sons are all products of the Escondido Union School District. She retired after over 30 years serving the children and their families as an employee of EUSD as a volunteer, teacher, school administrator, Coordinator, and member of the executive cabinet. She retired as the Deputy Superintendent. She is proud to have served as the founding principal of Reidy Creek. She is a founding member of the Escondido Education Foundation and continues to volunteer her time to them. She spent 10 years as a member of the Board of Trustees for the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. Leila studied music at both Cal State Northridge and San Diego State University and continues to play her flute and sing regularly with the Trinity Episcopal Church choir as well the Escondido Choral Arts Foundation. She currently serves as the Board Chair for the California Center for the Arts Escondido Foundation. She is a former member of the Escondido Charitable Foundation’s Grant Committee, a long time member of the Escondido Rotary Club, and past service with PTA at the site and district level, along with her recent appointment to the CCAEF Board as well as the Personnel Commission serve as examples of how she lives her strong value of contributing her time, talent and treasures in support of the community in which she lives. She has often said, "There may be someone who cares as much about Escondido and the Escondido Union School District as I do but there is no one who cares more!”