Sharon leads SCORE’s work to cultivate and support leaders across the state who are at the forefront of implementing student-centered work in their schools and districts. Prior to joining SCORE, Sharon served as Director of the Lebanon Special School District. She began her career in education as a special education teacher in the Grainger County School System. Sharon worked for more than 21 years in the Knox County School System where she served as a special education teacher, middle school science and reading teacher, instructional coach, principal, Assistant Superintendent for Supplementary Student Services, and Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services. She currently serves on several boards that further the cause of professional learning and advocacy for children, including the Learning Forward Foundation, Learning Forward Tennessee, and the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center. Sharon is a native of Knoxville, and received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.