Sharon joined the board in 2020 and is thrilled to be able to give back to the community in this capacity. She is a retired Health and Fitness teacher.
Born and raised in the area. Sharon is a graduate of Waverly High School and Dakota State University. She began her teaching and coaching career in Armour and Mitchell before coming back home to the Watertown area. She finished up her teaching career spending 20 years in the Watertown School District. Sharon was instrumental in adopting a Health Education Class at the senior high level. This is the class that The Beacon Center Outreach program was able to come in a educate our young adults.
Sharon was named the South Dakota Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 2017. Sharon has also remained active in education as she served as a State Mentor for new teachers and provides her talent as a substitute teacher in the school district. She is also a member of DKG (Delta Kappa Gamma) and the Watertown Area Retired School Personnel. Sharon enjoys, swimming, biking, and baking.
Sharon and her husband, Doug, have 2 daughters and 3 sons and 9 grandchildren.