Sharon is the director of the Additional Days School Year (ADSY) program, an initiative of the Texas Impact Network, a joint venture with Educate Texas and the Commit Partnership. She directs the Texas Impact Network's portfolio of strategic initiatives to increase instructional time for students across the state to mitigate student learning loss from COVID-19 and summer slide. ADSY provides school districts funding to add up to 30 days of learning time and helps schools with extra coaching and support.
Prior to joining CFT, Sharon has 20 years of experience in education as a teacher and administrator, most recently as the principal of Edna Rowe Elementary School in Dallas ISD where she spearheaded the design of an ADSY Full Year Redesign calendar, adding 30 days of instruction for all students attending the school in 2021-22.
Sharon holds a bachelor's in management from Jackson State University, a bachelor's in elementary education from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and a master's in educational administration from the University of North Texas.
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