During a 26-year career in education, Mr. Sakamoto became a leading expert in the field of school safety. As the Director of Safe Schools in Murrieta California, he developed the district safe schools unit, assisted in the development and implementation of safe schools plans and activities, conducted periodic safety and security audits while working with and monitoring campus security and campus aides to ensure a safe school environment.
Mr. Sakamoto’s background also includes a career as the Lead Coordinator for Violence Prevention/Intervention Team for the San Diego County Office of Education where he assisted 42 school districts with safe schools and violence prevention efforts. His expertise and technical assistance as a content expert, consultant and trainer has led to national recognition for his work in connection with trainings on school safety topics such as connecting at-risk youth, building positive school culture, gang awareness and prevention, violence awareness and prevention, hate crime prevention and solutions to bullying.
Mr. Sakamoto produced a series of training videos for Sprigeo based on his Solutions to Bullying professional development series. Sprigeo is pleased to have Wayne as a part of the team.