Sharon’s current position is in administration with Northside ISD, San Antonio TX, as the Visual Arts Supervisor. Prior to administration, Sharon taught in public schools and Universities in San Antonio, Texas, and in Houston, Texas: Sharon has taught every grade level from Kinder to University Graduate Level and has a total of 35 years working as an educational instructor and administrator. Sharon received a BS in Visual Arts and Education from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas; a MA in Professional Studies / Visual Arts from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas; and an Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction with Specialization in Visual Arts and Computer Graphics from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas. She possesses Lifetime Texas Teacher Certification in all level art, secondary English, and elementary classroom. Sharon is a perpetual student and has continued learning through multiple hours of training including Administrative Internship Management, Instructional Leadership Training, Curriculum Institutes and Studio Art Classes.
Sharon was honored in 2012 by being inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame, Creative Category; in 2005 Sharon received the award for the Texas Outstanding Art Educator in the division of Supervision and Administration; and she is currently serving as the Division Chair elect / Administration for the Texas Art Education Association. Sharon is an artist working in watercolor painting, woodcuts, ceramics, fiber arts, and computer art. She has utilized her talent to develop skills in many, varied art media; this self-development is something she believes extremely necessary in order to teach the many art media available to today’s students.
Additionally, Sharon’s areas of expertise include teaching, curriculum writing, staff development, program development, and staff management. Sharon developed the Northside Ceramic Enterprise, a rigorous, successful and ongoing teacher training program, developed an expansion to include a Northside Painting Enterprise with the same rigor and teacher training; and developed a third expansion with a Northside Multi-media Enterprise, again with vigor , but also allowing for branching into many different media. She also aided in securing and implementing a substantial U.S. Department of Education Grant for the Professional Development of Art Educators. Sharon has had personal artwork published in Texas Trends in Art Education; Also, Sharon has published a teacher reproducible book /software; the Northside Kiln Manual; and articles in various journals. Sharon enjoys presenting workshops and speaking at various local, state, and national fine arts conferences; her dissertation findings were presented at the National Art Education Association Conference in Washington DC.
Sharon is married (50 years) to her husband, Gary, retired software engineer for the space program at IBM-NASA, Houston, and current adjunct math instructor at Alamo Colleges, San Antonio, Texas. They have two grown children, a son Zane (Performing Musician and Computer Software Data Analyst / Consultant with UST Global) and a daughter Heidi (Family Physician, Executive Dean and Chief Academic Officer of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine).