Sharon, her husband Jim, and their four children moved to Plano and House District 66 in 1996 when Jim accepted a position with Plano ISD. Sharon feels fortunate that her children have established their careers in the area. An added bonus is having their two beautiful granddaughters close by. Her entire family fully supports her campaign to represent HD 66 in Austin.
Sharon had the privilege of serving for 12 years as an administrative support staff member on Plano ISD elementary, middle and high school campuses. During that time, she was twice nominated for the Superintendent’s Service Award and was awarded Texas PTA Honorary Life Memberships from both Rice Middle School and McMillen High School. At McMillen H.S. she served as the faculty liaison to the PTSA. She participated in the School Based Improvement Committee (SBIC) at Rice Middle School as a community member and was appointed to the district’s School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), serving for three years. Throughout her children’s academic careers, she was an active volunteer with parent groups, booster clubs, and after-school activities.
Sharon was a founding member, past president, and former fundraising co-chair for Women Organizing Women Democrats. She remains an active member and supporter of this dynamic group. Sharon was elected as the Senate District 8 Committeewoman to the State Democratic Executive Committee in July 2016. She is a precinct chair and serves on both the volunteer and candidate recruitment committees for the Collin County Democratic Party. She is an active member of the League of Women Voters.
Sharon is a graduate of Collin College (Associate of Arts, General Studies) and the University of North Texas (Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences). The BAAS faculty at UNT named her the Outstanding BAAS Student for 2013-2014. She graduated summa cum laude from Collin College in December 2012 and summa cum laude from UNT in December 2014. Sharon retired from her position with Plano ISD in June of 2013 in order to concentrate on completing her coursework. Her degree was housed in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service where she focused on coursework that emphasized civic engagement and work in the public sector.
Sharon enjoys volunteering for Girls on the Run and serves as a specialty volunteer for Vitas Hospice. After moving to Texas, she incorporated running into her exercise routine and has finished one marathon, 23 half-marathons, and dozens of other events. She also enjoys reading, baseball, and traveling.